The Fairfield Review
About The Fall -Winter 2000 Edition

Here we are, dear readers and old friends, at the end of the year, with our exciting Fall-Winter 2000 issue of The Fairfield Review. We are pleased and honored to be able to create this third edition for the year, based on our growth in readership and submissions. We have some wonderful surprises, just in time for you to enjoy over the holidays!

To encourage the new authors among us, start by reading the recent "letter to the editor" by Nan Leslie. It was such a pleasure to read of Nan's publishing success and prestigious nomination for the Pushcart Prize. We are delighted to have been one of the first to publish her writing.

Next, we introduce you to an intriguing new voice in poetry, Isabelle Ghaneh. Start off with It takes a long time to clean a house, and sink into the rhythms, sing along in the repetition. Once you're in tune with her cadences, read on, in Robinson Crusoe. Staying in the theme of fresh voices, we introduce you to a gifted student, Megan O'Reilly, who writes about growing up in answering josephine. To round out the student and new writer's theme, we recommend Kay Day's Volunteer Reading Lesson with Mira, and ask that you circle back to Isabelle Ghaneh's Such are the Days.

We turn the corner to lighter thoughts, starting off with The Indian Love Call, by Josh Karp, a hilarious romp. From there, enjoy Angela Tartaglia's Mother's Letter, Ripped in Half. With the twists and turns of childhood thoughts and memories visit David Meuel's The Idea. Then, to pick up the thread of nature, read The Sorrel, by Laird Barron.

Continue on with Tom Brennan's haunting story, On the Gray Hill for a journey over the cold landscape. Then read Justin Sherin's Old Angel Midnight for a glimpse beneath the evening sky. Finish with a memory "too late to harvest" with Ripe, by Tom Moore. Finally come to rest "through the fields" and "dead leaves ... huddled" with our classic for this issue, Robert Frost's Reluctance.

You can find a complete list of this issue's writings in the table of contents and information about contributors in About the Authors. Please send us your comments and suggestions. When you visit our site, please fill out our Guest Book or drop us a note via email.

For all our new readers, thank you for trying us on for size, and if we're old, woolly friends by now, thanks for giving us an outing again. We now rush off to celebrate all the holidays of this season with our friends and families. As December draws to a close, think of us strapped to long, lithe skis, panting our way through the white, crusted snow in the Berkshires, sharply inhaling the crisp season and watching our breathings' frosty flight. Start the new year with a deliciously precocious bang by sending us your thoughts, dreams, short stories, and poems. We look forward to all the noise!

Edward Granger-Happ
Janet Granger-Happ

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