Click on the recommended poets' names for more information about them.

Sarah Carson was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in Chicago. She is the author of three chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry: Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press) and Buick City (Mayapple Press). Read more of her work at
        Recommended poet: Alyse Knorr
Dorothy Chan was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship and a 2016 semi-finalist for The Word Works' Washington Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Plume, Spillway, Little Patuxent Review, Dialogist, and The McNeese Review. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart. She is the Assistant Editor of The Southeast Review.
        Recommended poet:
JM Farkas has work appearing in Hanging Loose, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rust+Moth, The Westchester Review and Forklift, Ohio. Her first book of blackout poetry, Be Brave: An Unlikely Manual for Erasing Heartbreak is forthcoming in April 2018. (
        Recommended poet: Emily Vizzo
McKendy Fils-Aimé is a New England based Haitian-American poet and educator. He is a decade plus veteran of the National Poetry Slam and ranked 20th overall at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Mckendy has been an artist in residence for MassLEAP as well as the Art Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow whose work has appeared in The Collagist, The Journal, Callaloo, NAILED, and elsewhere.
        Recommended poet: Jess Rizkallah
heather hughes hangs her heart in her native Miami and her current town of Somerville. Her poems recently appear in Barrow Street, decomP, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. She is a writer for Mass Poetry online and an associate editor for Scoundrel Time. heather earns her keep in academic publishing and can often be found creating letterpress poetry broadsides and postcards. (
        Recommended poets: Vi Khi Nao, Hannah Larrabee
Emilio Iasiello has written two books: a collection of short stories: Why People Do What They Do, and a nonfiction narrative, Chasing the Green. He has also written for the stage and screen and has had numerous works produced in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and London, England. His film credits can be found at IMDB.
        Recommended poet:
Al Maginnes is the author of seven full length collections of poetry, most recently The Next Place (Iris Press, 2017). His poems appear widely and he is music editor of Connotation Press. He lives with his family in Raleigh, North Carolina. (
        Recommended poet: Roy G. Bentley.
Jory Mickelson is a writer, educator, and retreat facilitator whose work has appeared in Ninth Lettter, The Rumpus, Southwest American Literature, Vinyl Poetry, The Florida Review, Superstition Review, The Collagist, The Los Angeles Review, and other journals in the United States and the UK. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poet's Prize and is Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry. His most recent chapbook Slow Depth was published by Argus House Press.
        Recommended poet:
K.R. Miller is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writer's Program at the University of Michigan, and her writing has appeared in The Indiana Review, West Branch, and the Michigan Quarterly Review Blog. She also makes stop-motion animations, and lives in Brooklyn.
        Recommended poets: Sarah Blake, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Natalie Shapero.
Dayna Patterson is a former Managing Editor of Bellingham Review. She is also Poetry Editor for Exponent II Magazine and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Psaltery & Lyre. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fourth River, Hotel Amerika, The Journal of American Poetry, Literary Mama, North American Review, Sugar House Review, Weave, and others.
        Recommended poet:
Philip Schaefer's first book of poems, Bad Summon, won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry from the University of Utah Press and was published in 2017. He is the author of three chapbooks, two of which were cowritten with friend and poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 Meridian Editors' Prize in poetry and has individual work out or due out in Kenyon Review, Thrush, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Birdfeast, Salt Hill, Bat City, Adroit, Nashville Review, and Passages North, among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.
        Recommended poet:
Tyler Tsay is a student at Williams College. His work, both past and upcoming, has been or will be published in The Offing, The Margins: AAWW, BOAAT, Vinyl Poetry, DIAGRAM and others. He is the recipient of the Bullock Poetry Prize, awarded by the Academy of American Poets and judged by Camille Rankine, the former Editor in Chief of The Blueshift Journal and the Program Director of The Speakeasy Project. When not doodling, collecting quills, or composing cello pieces, he loves a good view, though having an atrocious fear of heights. And yes, fezzes are definitely cool.
        Recommended poet: Sam Sax
Alicja Zapalska is a Polish-American poet and filmmaker currently residing in Austin. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Inter|rupture, Winter Tangerine Review, and Panoplyzine.
        Recommended poet: Yasmin Belkhyr.

Boxcar Poetry Review - ISSN 1931-1761