Dear Readers:

The Winter 2002 issue of The Adirondack Review is now on-line in its entirety, featuring new poetry by Lee Upton, James Reidel, Denise Duhamel, R.T. Smith, Tom Chandler, Jill Osier, William Doreski, and dozens of other writers.  The featured poet for this issue is Ilya Kaminsky, whom TAR's Colleen Marie Ryor also interviewed.  Fiction appears by Andy Kelly, Zach Sims, and Paul A. Toth. Find out whose work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize this year in the news section.

New to this issue is a film review by Assistant Editor James Stephens, who reviewed One Hour Photo, starring Robin Williams.  Also in the reviews section is the ever-popular book review column by TAR's Ace Boggess.  This issue Ace reviews books by Elie Wiesel, Adam Zagajewski, Wulf Zendik, Ilya Kaminsky, and Victor Depta.

We are also featuring an interview with noted translator and poet James Reidel on translating German and the work of Franz Werfel in particular. Five of James's Werfel translations appear in this issue, as well as an original poem in French from Maureen Holm.

Visual art is provided by ten artists and photographers. 

In other news, TAR is happy to welcome Miss Sara Center as our new intern. Sara works mainly as a fiction assistant and has so far provided invaluable attention and detail to her reviews of the many fiction submissions that TAR receives each week.  She will be receiving college credit for her work at The Adirondack Review from her undergraduate institution, University at Buffalo.  Also joining the staff earlier this Fall were former TAR contributors D.Y. Béchard and Dr. Robert von Dassanowsky as our new French Editor and German Editor, respectively. Robert is Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures and Director of Film Studies at The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs as well as founding Vice President of  the Austrian American Film Association. 

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

Thank you for your interest in The Adirondack Review.

Best wishes,
The Adirondack Staff
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