Summer 2005



Editor's Note
  Guest Editors - Kurt Brown and Laure-Anne Bosselaar

It has been a pleasure to edit the current issue of The Cortland Review, an online magazine that we have read and admired as one of the leading journals of its kind. We intended, from the start, to use this opportunity to present poets and fiction writers in mid-career who have not yet received the recognition they deserve and whose work, we feel, ought be more widely published and read. They are not young, aspiring writers, but writers who have worked hard to establish a style and a voice, a developing body of work that will inevitably become part of the larger body of contemporary American poetry. We hope readers of The Cortland Review will make some discoveries here, and seek out the many other poems, stories, and articles written by those whose work is represented in Issue 29. Here's hoping some surprises await you, and welcome to The Cortland Review.

Kurt Brown
Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Thomas H BrennanKurt Brown founded the Aspen Writers' Conference among others, and he has edited numerous anthologies, including The True Subject, Drive, They Said: Poems about Americans and Their Cars, and Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants & Bars. His work has appeared in many periodicals, and he is the author of four full-length books of poems: Return of the Prodigals (Four Way Books, 1999), More Things in Heaven and Earth (University Press of New England, 2002), Fables from the Ark (WordTech, 2004), and Future Ship, due out momentarily from (Story Line Press). Kurt is editor of The Measured Word: On Poetry and Science and Verse & Universe: Poems about Science and Mathematics.

Thomas H Brennan

Laure-Anne Bosselaar grew up in Belgium and moved to the United States in 1987. Fluent in four languages, she has published poems in French and Flemish. She is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, and Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry for 2001, both books published by BOA Editions.



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