The Boxer of Quirinal (Red Hen Press, 80 pp. $22, paper) is a new collection of John Barr’s poems. Barr, a former president of the Poetry Foundation, served as a Navy officer on destroyers for five years which included three tours of duty in the Vietnam War theater of operations. This is his tenth book of poetry. Some of his previous books, including The Hundred Fathom Curve (2011), contain poems inspired by his service in the war.