Since its founding in 1969 by William Packard, The New York Quarterly has been devoted to excellence in the publication of a unique and fervent cross-section of contemporary American poetry regardless of school of thought, style, or genre. Our only concern is to focus on the craft that underlies effective poetry writing. The New York Quarterly features works by both known and emerging poets. The NYQ Craft Interviews present the views of some of our most outstanding poets on the general subjects of style, prosody and technique. The issues are rounded out with an essay or two on the subject of contemporary American poetry that is both accessible and meaningful to readers, poets, students, and teachers of poetry alike. NYQ 6 features a craft interview with Allen Ginsberg; an editorial about the poet's role today "The Afro-American Poet in NY" by Lucille Medwick; listing of black poets by Galen Williams "The White Poetry Syndicate" by Walter Lowenfels; an essay, "On Rime," by X. J. Kennedy; photos of Feldman, Jones, Glatstein, Sanchez, Hugo, and Strand; and poetry by Michael Horovitz, Thomas Schuneman, Leo Connellan, Richard Kostelanetz, Charles Wagner, Muriel Rukeyser, Patricia Ryan, Robert Lax, Stephen Levine, Erica Jong, Gregory Orr, Philip Schultz, Carol Jennings, Joan Stone, Frank T. Crohn, Joan Simon, Janet Bloom, Anthony S. Brandt, Elton Glaser, Dona Stein, Albert Goldbarth, Eli Siegel, Rudy Shackelford, Peter Klappert, Douglas Eichorn, Joel Lawrence, Helane Levine, Linda Krenis, Martin Koeppal, Eli Siegel, Robert Rainsbury, and Nat White.