“Gustaf Sobin enters the subtle substance of words with such profound caring. Reading, one becomes immersed in language, swims in a physical sea of meaning which can only have breath for its sustenance. He is a consummate poet and Breaths' Burials is the farthest reach yet of his unique powers.”
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."