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Welcoming our Fall 2018 Intern!

Tova Kranz grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and in Orlando, Florida. She escaped Disney World and graduated from Florida State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with degrees in English. While excited to explore Louisville, she is most excited about the opportunity to learn more about publishing as an independent press. In her free time, she writes poems about the ocean, wanders around Louisville, and watches as many cat videos as possible.

She's excited to get started as a part of the team!

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Sarabande Welcomes 2018 Summer Interns!

It's hard to believe that it's already the summer of 2018! A new season means a new set of interns, and new interns mean new intern bios:

Jacob B, our marketing intern, is a southerner in the north and a northerner in the south who looks forward to being able to walk over the Ohio River to cross from one to the other. He comes from a background in DIY publishing and is eager to learn the mechanics of professional publishing, especially in the context of independent non-profit presses.

Marcee, our editorial intern, is a native of Michigan. She comes to Sarabande from the Creative Writing MFA program at Western Kentucky University, where she is embarking on her second year. She looks forward to supplementing her knowledge of writing with experience in independent press publishing.

We're excited to be a part of the Sarabande team!

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Recommended Reading from Sarabande's Summer 2017 Intern Team

The interns this summer have been reading titles from the Sarabande bookshelf like it's their job and they've picked their favorites to share. 

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Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

"This collection took every expectation I had and completely flipped it on its head. Jarrar perfectly captures the idea of 'accidental transients'—migratory birds who have strayed from their route—to make a statement about survival in the face of displacement. These provocative stories of Arab women, some less grounded in reality than others, are told with honesty, vulnerability, and biting humor. There's never a bad time to think sensitively of experiences outside of your own, but for me this book holds a special importance in today's political climate. I can't recommend it enough!" —Anne, editorial intern

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You Should Pity Us Instead

"The worlds that Amy Gustine explores in her collection of short stories You Should Pity Us Instead soothe as they wander through everyday themes... and throttle when the trapdoor opens and the reader falls upon a grandiose barb of emotion. Something always hides beneath the facades of these stories. And, like most unexpected, hidden things, when we stumble upon them our reaction is to be thrilled, devastated, spooked, to laugh hysterically as our hearts race. The frankness with which Amy Gustine navigates these surprises stabilizes the reader and allows them to witness these very human realities which encompass both the mundane and the astonishing." —Justin, development intern

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On Imagination

"Mary Ruefle's essay On Imagination is a beautiful, brilliant exploration of 'all the things that live in the same house, the house of the head.' It is a winding meander through Ruefle's thinking and her imagination, which, she argues, are one and the same. She shows how imagination resides along with rationality, not just with magical thinking—as well as the complexity, darkness, and limits of imagining. This essay is a fresh yet sage thicket of thoughts—full of bruises and blooms, and even, a little white goat." —Hannah Rose, programming intern