It's our delight to offer a Festschrift celebrating Daniel G. Hoffman on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. Some of these essays consider his work as
a scholar; some comment on his contributions as a poet; others recount stories about his influence as a friend and teacher. For all these he sets a high
standard by example.
He supported Per Contra, which made its appearance before electronic journals were considered to be quite respectable, by trusting us to publish
his own poems, by agreeing to serve as a contributing editor, and by sending a number of excellent poets our way. We appreciate what he's done for us, for
scholarship, and for American poetry.