ND Staff

Barbara Epler

Barbara Epler

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Barbara Epler grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and joined New Directions as an editorial assistant after graduating from college in 1984. She became Editor in Chief in 1995 and in 2008 she was named Publisher and in 2011 the President.

Barbara's Favorite ND Books

Laurie Callahan

Laurie Callahan

Laurie Callahan is Executive Vice President.

Laurie's Favorite ND Books

Declan Spring

Declan Spring

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Declan Spring is Vice President, Senior Editor, and Director of Foreign Rights. He has been working at New Directions since 1991.

Declan's Favorite ND Books

Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey Yang

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Jeffrey Yang works as an editor at New Directions. He has been with the press since 2000.

 

Jeffrey's Favorite ND Books

Michael Barron

Michael Barron

Associate Editor and Publicity Director Michael Barron has been working at New Directions since 2006. He is a graduate of the Evergreen State College.

Michael's Favorite ND Books

Tom Roberge

Tom Roberge

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Tom Roberge began his publishing career as a bookseller and later worked as an editor before becoming the Publicity & Marketing Director at New Directions in 2010. He became a bookstore liaison, working with booksellers directly on behalf of New Directions, in 2013.

Tom's Favorite ND Books

Erik Rieselbach

Erik Rieselbach

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Erik Rieselbach is the Art Director & Production Manager of New Directions.

Erik's Favorite ND Books

Kelsey Ford

Kelsey Ford

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Kelsey Ford started working as Permissions Editor for New Directions in 2011. She is a Pacific Northwest transplant and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

 

Kelsey's Favorite ND Books

Jeff Clapper

Jeff Clapper

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Jeffrey Clapper has been working for New Directions for twenty years as our business manager and computer consultant extraordinaire.

Jeff's Favorite ND Books

Tynan Kogane

Tynan Kogane

Tynan Kogane is an Associate Editor at New Directions. He was raised in Seattle and graduated from the New School.

Tynan's Favorite ND Books

Mylo

Mylo

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Mylo makes periodic appearances in the office. Jeff Clapper looks after him. He likes to yip at the UPS man.

Mylo's Favorite ND Books

Interns

Summer Interns: Elizabeth Bryant, Hannah Chute, Stephanie Huang, and Jesse Kohn 

Interns's Favorite ND Books

About New Directions

New Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914 - 1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. "I asked Ezra Pound for 'career advice,'" James Laughlin recalled. "He had been seeing my poems for months and had ruled them hopeless. He urged me to finish Harvard and then do 'something' useful."

 

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