His Poems were published in 1944 by Fortune Press. He started the small magazine Mandrake in 1946 with John Wain while at Wadham College, Oxford, subtitled the 'An Oxford Review'; it was published until 1957. He was editor of Oxford Poetry in 1948. He is known also as a translator of Russian poetry. He became the second husband of Marion Lobbenberg, who formed a partnership with John Calder in the publishing house Calder & Boyars. His name is associated with the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
- (ed. with Barry Hamer), Oxford Poetry 1948, Oxford: Blackwell, 1948
- (trans. with David Burg) Yuli Daniel, Prison poems, 1971
- (trans. with Simon Franklin) Yevgeny Yevtushenko, The Face behind the Face, 1979
- "History of the Magazine". Oxford Poetry. Magdalen College, Oxford. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Empson, William; Haffenden, John (2006). Selected letters of William Empson. Oxford University Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-19-928684-3. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Ford, Dr. Richard. "One Autograph Letter Signed and one Typed Letter Signed to Michael Fraenkel". Object description. Richard Ford. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- "The Solitary Walker: The Day I Met Yevgeny Yevtushenko". Blogger. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
Add to Arthur Boyars's publications: Dictations: Selected Poems 1940 - 2009. The Philidor Company:Lexington. 2011
- www.arthurboyars.com contains some of Arthur Boyars' early poetry.
- Boyars, Arthur. "Transcript of poem, "Funeral"". The Kenyon Review: The International Journal of Literature, Culture and the Arts. The National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 12 December 2010.