“Someone funny, someone sad, someone without self-pity, but with self-awareness, someone who hurts and sees and loves the odd, the very ordinary, the bizarre all at the same time, these are qualities hard to come by, and we have them, in Margaret Dawe's first novel, Nissequott.”
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."