Though it is not our right to claim that the poets represented in the following portfolio would have remained in dark unfathomed caves of ocean had it not been for The Paris Review, surely all are among those writers whom this magazine has helped make known. For this occasion we invited new work from them. All have made substantial contributions to two or several issues in the past; all seemed to us of a generation that has matured along with this magazine: a generation for the most part younger than that of John Heath-Stubbs or Robert Lowell.