I’m thrilled to welcome you to the redesigned home of The Cortland Review and our latest Issue 86! Not only is this issue packed with the most remarkable and surprising work by an exceptional and diverse group of poets and reviewers, but it premieres along with our gorgeous new website. Now, every poem and review you read is mobile device responsive and sharable across social media platforms, including the recordings of the poets reading their work. Look for our new logo on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, all updated with the latest content, as well as awards and exciting, forthcoming announcements.
Over the past 23 years, The Cortland Review has built a reputation for excellence, publishing everyone from Pulitzer Prize winners to exciting, emerging voices, and we are proud that this latest Issue 86 embodies the best of that editorial philosophy, with poems by: Mark Wunderlich, Sarah Audsley, Steven Sanchez, Ananda Lima, Jerome Ellison Murphy, Robin Rosen Chang, Vernita Hall, D. Nurkse, Joan Fleming, Martha Silano, CJ Evans, Alexis Sears, Satya Dash, Gerardo Diego translated by Francisco Aragón, John Bonanni, Steven Kleinman, Jenny Molberg, Dan Kraines, Jessica Laser, Frances Richey, Brad Richard, Marlin M. Jenkins, Ben Kline, Victoria Ritvo, Sharon Dolin, George David Clark, André du Bouchet translated by Eric Fishman, Emily Moore, and Doug Ramspeck.
It’s a special honor to close the issue with an unforgettable series of fourteen poems by Spencer Reece titled “Letters from Spain,” which will appear in a forthcoming chapbook by the same name and will be accompanied by Lawrence Schimel’s translation of the entire series.
As usual, we are fortunate to present in-depth and insightful reviews of notable, recent works. In this issue, Esteban Rodríguez reviews Fruit by Bruce Snider, Lindsay Lusby reviews Atomizer by Elizabeth A. I. Powell, and David Rigsbee reviews Middle Distance by Stanley Plumly.
I owe many thanks to the TCR staff, our founder and publisher Guy Shahar, and our terrific web designer Will Amato, who have not only devoted time and expertise and vision to our redesign, but also made this latest issue possible in the midst of difficult times. I wish them and our readers continued health and safety, and I hope you enjoy the issue and our new site!