Since its founding in 1969 by William Packard, The New York Quarterly has been devoted to excellence in the publication of a unique and fervent cross-section of contemporary American poetry regardless of school of thought, style, or genre. Our only concern is to focus on the craft that underlies effective poetry writing. The New York Quarterly features works by both known and emerging poets. The NYQ Craft Interviews present the views of some of our most outstanding poets on the general subjects of style, prosody and technique. The issues are rounded out with an essay or two on the subject of contemporary American poetry that is both accessible and meaningful to readers, poets, students, and teachers of poetry alike. NYQ 12 features a craft interview with Richard Wilbur; an editorial about poetic devices; an essay, "Reference Books," by William Packard; an essay, "The Woman Poet," by Carol Jennings; an essay, "Poetry Magazines," by Elizabeth Yazzetti; photos of Rosenthal, Jong, Denby, Gunn, Troupe, and Wagner; and poetry by Muriel Rukeyser, Kenneth Rexroth, Charles Bukowski, William Mundell, Helen Adam, Daisy Aldan, Andrew Glaze, Louis Ginsberg, Manuchehr Sassoonian, Miroslav Holub, David Martinson, Pablo Neruda, Mark Kundig, Lynn Strongin, D. K. Skiles, Beau Beausoleil, Joseph Geha, Joseph de Roche, James Baker Hall, R. B. Adams, Galen Green, Joe Mitchell, Robert Chatain, Diane Kruchkow, Richard Allen, Ray Biasotti, Charles Martin, Philip Schultz, Harold Sundt, D. F. Petteys, Steve Demorest, Ron Jackson, Toinette Derricotte, A. G. Sobin, Steven Rea, George Veltri, William Meyers, Jonathan Katz, and Jim Gustafson.