The Index of American Periodical Verse provides access to poems from a broad cross section of poetry, literary, scholarly, popular, general, and little magazines, journals, and reviews published in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. These periodicals are listed in the Periodicals Indexed section, together with names of editors, addresses, issues indexed in this volume, and subscription information. Selection of periodicals to index is the responsibility of the editors, based on recommendations of poets, librarians, literary scholars, and publishers. Publishers participate by supplying copies of all issues to the editors. Criteria for inclusion include the quality of poems, their presentation, and the status or reputation of poets. Within these very broad and subjective guidelines, the editors attempt to include a cross section of periodicals by type of publisher and publication, place of publication, language, and type of poetry. Periodicals published outside of North America are included only if they have North American editors. This volume includes poems published in 2001, plus earlier years when periodical issues were delayed in publication or were received late.
Rafael Catala is president of The Ometeca, dedicated to the study and encouragement of relations between the sciences and the humanities. His books of poetry and literary criticism, as well as many essays and poems, have been published in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. James D. Anderson is professor of library and information science in the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.