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When the NYQ suspended publication several years ago, we lost one of the few literary magazines which I found I could read with either regularity or pleasure. Combining sharp intelligence with liveliness, it maintained a level of excellence quite beyond the reach of most current publications. Better still, it contained almost none of the sludge one finds in many magazines. Thus I can only rejoice at the announcement that it has resumed publication and heartily wish it every success.
— W. D. Snodgrass

If every poetry magazine in English and American were to be swallowed up by the computer tomorrow, leaving only the NYQ, we would still have the totality of all that is salvageable and representative of modern and contemporary poetry.
— Karl Shapiro

The New York Quarterly is an amazing, intelligent, crazy, creative, strange, and indispensable magazine. William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
— James Dickey

1. The NYQ merely has the finest format and content in the land.
2. The NYQ is a bloody miracle. No more, no less.
3. The NYQ publishes the best in all schools of poetry and criticism.
4. Promulgated to go forward with guts and style.
5. Poetry is not dead. Only the idea of what poetry should be is dead. The NYQ gives us a new transfusion of the written word, something to astound, entertain and delight you.
— Charles Bukowski

New York Quarterly serves an invaluable function — and that is finding and publishing wonderful talents — such as Douskey, Antler, Pennant, Lifshin, Inez, Moriarty — who may not have the recognition that their work richly deserves.
— Galway Kinnell

The New York Quarterly is valuable and lively . . . it belies and supersedes its name, and can be enjoyed anywhere.
— Richard Eberhart

Ebullience and catholicity and vigor are the signature qualities of the New York Quarterly; for fifty issues it has been one of the first places to go for the new and the old, the solid and the offbeat, and for fine interviews.
— Michael McClure