Dear Friends of The Cortland Review,
We were already several weeks behind our publication
schedule when many of you wrote to
express your concern. You gave us at The Cortland Review a sense of
community that motivated our volunteers to push forward, and just as we were
putting the finishing touches on the issue, two planes flew into the nearby
World Trade Center and stopped the world. Suddenly our issue, weeks overdue,
was utterly insignificant.
Like all of you, we were caught up in confusion and
uncertainty. Then many of you wrote to us again, this time inquiring about
and praying for our safety. Our feeling of community grew stronger, and
you helped us bring structure back to our lives. The Cortland Review
is a labor of love, and we thank you for your overwhelming support, for showing
us that we are a meaningful part of your lives.
Now it is time for us to show that you are a meaningful
part of ours. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of
those who are still missing or have been lost in this terrible tragedy, and the
rest of you who, like us, are still stunned by it. In a
nation strengthened by unity and getting back to business, we hope you find
comfort and healing in the poetry among our pages.
God Bless America.