Poetry. Borrowing Tolstoy's title and basing the anthology's manifestation of War and Peace on the conception that everything goes on in war and peace, the editors, Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino, have gathered forty poets on the theme of "The Future." The future arises with (at the same time as) history and the present. Included in the forty are Lyn Hejinian, Fanny Howe, Lisa Jarnot, Bruce Andrews, Rodrigo Toscano, Anselm Hollo, Paolo Javier, Laynie Browne, Anne Waldman, Jen Hofer and many more. "It is taking centuries to understand why our future will be perfect...There is still time. We can still be useful to each other"--Lynn Xu.