New Directions in Prose and Poetry 31

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New Directions Publishing, Jun 1, 1975 - Poetry - 176 pages
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Since 1936, the New Directions in Prose and Poetry anthologies have served as vehicles for the presentation of new and variant trends in world literature.

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Editor Laughlin published the first New Directions anthology in 1936; regrettably, this is the last (due to "rising production costs,'' as Laughlin notes). The anthology's demise amounts to a ... Read full review


Robert Lowell
Robert Nichols
James Purdy
Carl Rakosi
Paul West
Walter Abish
S Brown
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James Laughlin, the publisher of New Directions books since 1936, is also a noted poet. In his lyrics and in his love poems he blends the spirit of the Latin poets with his own keen ear for the subtleties of colloquial speech. Beneath the wit of this poetry there are pungent truths about the human condition. His "Collected Poems" were published in 1994 by Moyer Bell.
Virginia Schendler has photographed inner-city school children, and has made portraits of writers and artists. In the semi-abstract color photographs of "Phantoms," she has sought to capture some of New York's own expression: the ironies and the humor, the complex and less-familiar provocations of older parts of the city.

Peter Glassgold is the former editor in chief of New Directions.

Born in New York City in 1927, Griselda Ohannessian studied to be a pianist at Barnard College and has been associated with New Directions Publishing since 1956. She was the President and Managing Director when she retired in 2005, and she is still a member of the New Directions Board of Directors.

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