We are honored to have Rachel Galvin guest editing our poetry this issue. Rachel is a writer and editor for Humanities, the journal of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She received an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. An essay on the poetry of Eavan Boland is forthcoming in Limen: Journal for Theory and Practice of Liminal Phenomenon and another on the work of Adam Zagajewski will be published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared recently in Nimrod and Borderlands.

After only a few years of circulation, In Posse Review has become the one of the most important literary publications on the world wide web. We offer an amazingly diverse selection of poetry, prose, creative non-fiction and literary criticism. Professor Sean Thomas Dougherty of the English Department of Penn University wrote to us: "I love your journal...so much fine work, so many fine poems and poets I didn't know and probably wouldn't if not for the presense of your journal--I've read every issue and wanted to thank you for the work you do, and its continued presence in helping to bring such fine poems to the world."

In Posse Review is constantly expanding. Our Multi-Ethnic Anthology will be a subject of a special coverage on KKUP 91.5 FM, a widely popular "people's radio" in the Bay Area. If you are a teacher and would like to inquire about adopting poems or prose from the Multi-Ethnic Anthology for your classroom curriculum, please write to our chief editor, Rachel Callaghan for details.

Our recently opened section, Attack On America, has also received a great deal of attention from both readers and writers. This section was conceived by Assistant Fiction Editor Maryanne Stahl.

Under Ilya Kaminsky's direction, In Posse has joined Poets For Peace, an international arts campaign, to create "Mission 911," a series of readings across the United States, and also in New Zealand, London, Toronto, Northern Italy and Ukraine, featuring such notable names as U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Joyce Carol Oates, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Henry Taylor and more. See the web-page at Poets for Peace.

Also, in our next issue we will have a new special section on the works of Paul Celan, perhaps the greatest European poet after 1945. The issue will include an interview with John Felstiner, a Stanford professor and aclaimed critic and translator, author of renowned biography, "Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, a Jew" (Yale University Press) and editor of "Collected Poems Paul Celan" (W.W. Norton). The section will also include literary meditations, poems, essays and creative non-fiction dedicated to work and life of Celan. If you would like to contribute, please write to our poetry editor, Ilya Kaminsky.


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