Dear Readers:

The Spring 2003 issue of The Adirondack Review is now on-line in its entirety, featuring new poetry by Cary Griffith, David Lawrence, Barbara Lefcowitz, Roger Pfingston, C. J. Sage, Daniel Saalfeld, Dana Stangel,  James Reidel, Rebecca Cook, Jorge Sánchez, William John Watkins, and others. The featured poet for this issue is Lee Upton, whom TAR's Colleen Marie Ryor also interviewed.  Fiction appears by new writer Karina Slemko.

Film reviews this issue include The Hours and Adaptation. Also in the reviews section is the ever-popular book review column by TAR's Ace Boggess. This issue Ace reviews books by John Amen and Suzanne Paola. Also included in this issue is intern Sara Center's article Dead White Guys: Harold Bloom and the Literary Canon.

We offer two original poems in German by Gerburg Garmann, as well as a translation of James Ragan's "Rivers of Paris" by Maureen Holm and Patrick Haon. Last issue we featured an interview with noted translator and poet James Reidel on translating German and the work of Franz Werfel in particular. Four more of James's Werfel translations appear in this issue, following the five that we published in Volume III, No. 3.

Visual art is provided by four photographers as well as painter Durlabh Singh.. 

In other news, TAR is happy to welcome Miss Christina Stewart as our new intern. Christina will be receiving college credit for her work at The Adirondack Review from her undergraduate institution, Oregon State University. There are several internship positions available for each semester. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply. College instructors may contact TAR for more information.

We always love hearing from you, our readers, and welcome any comments that you may have.  Please write to us at comments@adkreview.com to let us know how we are doing.

Thank you for your interest in The Adirondack Review.


Best wishes,







Colleen Marie Ryor, Editor
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