- How do I search for a specific POET or ARTIST?
- How do I search for a specific POEM or ARTWORK?
- What is SEARCH BY ISSUE NUMBER?
- How do I search for a STAFF MEMBER - past or present?
- Why do only 5 results appear on the poet or artist's profile page?
- Can I see a complete list of the works arranged by issue number?
- Can I limit the results for the poet to only their POEMS, ESSAYS, or PHOTOS?
- Will this list include works by this person other than those found in the NYQ?
- Why can't I find the actual work on the website?
- Why do some page results have either no page number or a 0 as a page number?
- What is a genre and how are they important?
- Obtaining a complete list of EDITORIALS, CRAFT INTERVIEWS, ESSAYS, or COVER ART.
- Obtaining a complete list of AWARDS.
You may search for a poet or artist who has had work previously published in The New York Quarterly magazine by either first name or last name. If you are unsure of the spelling or the full name, enter the part of the name that you do know. For example, "Ray" will produce results for "Raymond" as well.
If a poet has an alternative name such as an alternative spelling or other name, that name should come up as a smaller name to the right of the name under which the profile is listed. (e.g. Raymond Hammond Ray Hammond)
If you do not know the name of the person, but do know the title of their work or a portion of the title of their work that appeared in the New York Quarterly, then enter that information in the "Search Poems/Articles" search box. You do not need to know the full title in order to find the work; you may enter a portion of the title as in names above. Results are listed according to alphabetical order first by genre of work, then by title. Poems are always listed in ALL CAPS.
Type in any issue number to produce a complete TABLE OF CONTENTS for works related to that issue.
STAFF MEMBERS, whether they are poets or not, are listed among the poets and may be searched for by entering a search term into either the first or last name box, just as you would for a poet.
A separate search function is provided on the ADVANCED SEARCH PAGE to allow you to search for staff members by both NAME and TITLE. If you use this search function to search by name, your results will include the title or titles that the person held. Multiple listings of a person's name means multiple titles.
To search by staff TITLE, use the Search Staff function on the Advanced Search Page. Enter a title keyword, such as "editor" or "screener" or "board." This search function will produce a complete list of everyone on record holding a job title that matches the keyword entered.
We only list up to 5 works on the profile page. Click the "Click Here for Complete List" link at the bottom of the list to generate a page with all works in the New York Quarterly.
Once the list has been expanded, another link will appear at the bottom of that page that will allow you to organize the resulting list by issue number rather than alphabetically.
Yes. If the poet or artist has more than 5 contributions to the NYQ, then you can click "Click Here for Complete List." You may display this list either in alphabetical order or in the order in which they appeared in the magazine.
Just below these two choices are links that will display the works that are only only poems, essays, or photos.
In the "Poems/Articles/Artwork in NYQ" section of the profile, the list is exclusively that work which has appeared in NYQ.
In the section "Publications Elsewhere" the poet may choose to list all of their work that has been published and link to the other publications.
For the most part, we do not display any works on any of our websites. These results are provided to promote our poets, provide research tools, and promote the sale of issues containing the works. However, the poet may choose to display their work on their profile under the "From the Pages of NYQ" section.
A page number listed as "p. 0" designates the cover of that issue.
A page number listed as "p." with no page number at all indicates that something is unknown about that listing. Generally it means that there were multiple photographs of one person and more than one person was credited as the photographer. So we know that the photographer took one or several of the photos in that issue, just not which one specifically.
Genres are used to classify the type of work located in each issue. Genres are used to help arrange the works on the results pages and also to inform the searcher as to the type of result. Genres are arranged according to the following categories:
- awards - generally either the Madeline Sadin Award or the Lucille Medwick Award. The entry will link to the issue in which the award appeared, not necessarily the poem. If the entry specifies that the award is for "POEM in issue number" then you need to search for the poem seperately in order to find the issue in which it appeared. If there is no specific issue listed in the entry title, then the poem appeared in the same issue as the award. A full list of each award type given can be produced by typing in the name of the award, e.g. "Sadin" produces a full list of the Madeline Sadin Awards given.
- craft interviewee - this signifies that the person was the SUBJECT of the craft interview.
- craft interviewer - this signifies that the person CONDUCTED the craft interview. For some craft interviews there may not be an interviewer listed. This means that the craft interviewer was uncredited in the issue.
- cover - used to denote the artwork or photograph located on the cover. Design and Layout credits are listed separately.
- design - generally used to credit significant artistic contributions to the layout.
- editorial - editorials for each issue written by either William Packard or Raymond Hammond.
- essay - generally the State of Contemporary American Poetry Essay Series, but not always.
- feature - and significant section of the magazine that features one particular topic or person and does not neatly fall into one of the other genre.
- graphic design - specifically used for items that were designed for the magazine.
- letter - a reproduction of a letter - published in whole.
- memorial - a page or section of the magazine that is dedicated to one particular person, generally in memoriam. These sections may contain reporductions of poems, articles, quotes, essays, letters, etc.
- obituary - a page dedicated to a specific person that is a reporduction of their actual obituary (does not include items such as those found under the genre "memorial."
- photo - a photograph appears on this page of this person.
- photographer - the person who took the photograph.
- poem - the title of the poem along with page and issue number. Titles of poems always appear in the results as ALL CAPS.
- puzzle - typically crossword puzzles created by William Packard.
- quiz - quizzes in various forms on either poets or craft.
- tribute - slightly more extensive than memorials but may contain the same items.
On the Advanced Search Page, near the bottom, are links to pages that produce a complete list of each of these genres.
At various points in its history, the NYQ presented awards for outstanding poems in its pages - generally either the Madeline Sadin Award or the Lucille Medwick Award. The entry will link to the issue in which the award appeared, not necessarily the poem. If the entry specifies that the award is for "POEM in issue number" then you need to search for the poem seperately in order to find the issue in which it appeared. If there is no specific issue listed in the entry title, then the poem appeared in the same issue as the award. A full list of each award type given can be produced by typing in the name of the award, e.g. "Sadin" produces a full list of the Madeline Sadin Awards given.