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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

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Welcoming Our 2017 Summer Interns!

(Left to right) Anne, Justin, and Hannah Rose strike curious poses.

(Left to right) Anne, Justin, and Hannah Rose strike curious poses.

We'd like to introduce and extend a warm welcome to our latest batch of interns:

Justin Allard will be returning to Sarabande Books for the summer development internship. Justin is excited to further explore this role as well as continue writing stories and poems about dinosaurs, dragons, Bowser, jazz, and haunted coffee shops in spare moments.

Hannah Rose Neuhauser, the educational programs intern, is from Louisville, Kentucky. Helping to amplify the voices of underrepresented writers makes Hannah Rose's heart glitter—and she is excited to do just that through the Sarabande Writing Labs. Hannah Rose has a cloud of a cat named Wishes who keeps her company as she writes lyric essays. 

Anne Aberle is from Nebraska but is joining us as editorial intern after spending the past five months in France. Nothing brings her more joy than a perfectly crafted sentence and she can't wait to encounter a multitude of them at Sarabande.

We are excited to work together this summer!

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Recommended Reading from Sarabande's Spring 2017 Intern Team

Our interns have been reading Sarabande titles like it's their job. We asked them each to pick a favorite for a giveaway at a recent open house event. Read their recommendations below!

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I HAVE TO GO BACK TO 1994 AND KILL A GIRL
“The nontraditional structures of these poems, the lines tucked between lines, lines broken two and three times, mirror the disoriented relationship between the past and the present. I love the haunting way in which McGlynn confronts the past in that the farther back we tumble toward 1994 the more horribly clear the events become: a journey that challenges the idea that the past conceals facts; that it can protect us.” —Justin, development intern

HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI
“I've chosen Him, Me, Muhammad Ali because it is not only a beautifully crafted collection of stories, but because it subverts Western expectations of Muslim men and women. I love how Jarrar captures transience, migration, and movement, linking these themes to birds and their flight patterns, while simultaneously honoring her characters' homes. Read this collection now, in this political climate.” —Maggie, marketing intern

LIMBER
“Pelster uses a diverse array of trees—from the mango to the maple—to explore the intimacies of the human condition in Limber. Her essays weave together the connection between man and nature to reveal a deeper understanding of both. Reading her book was simultaneously an immersive and transformative experience that I’d recommend to any reader.” —Lauren, programming intern

PRAYING DRUNK
"Praying Drunk was the first collection of short stories that I loved deep down in my bones. Every page is a stunner. I'm always impressed by the amount of terrain Minor spans: there are stories about robots and missionaries, tales set in Haiti and the American Midwest, and stories varying from the epistolary form to the Q&A form. These are sad, sad, sad stories that arm you with humor and beauty and make you unafraid to stare directly into the darkness of humanity. Also—what a great title!" —Emily, editorial intern

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Sarabande Welcomes Spring 2017 Interns

Sarabande is pleased to introduce our new interns for our Spring 2017 season!

Our development intern, Justin, as a local Louisvillian, will be working closely with the community. Justin expresses, “I’m really interested in learning how the nonprofit publishing industry gives voices to people who are under represented by major publishing companies.”

Maggie, our marketing intern, comes to Sarabande from Ohio. Maggie misses her horse, aptly named Poet, but is excited to work with Sarabande this spring.

Lauren, our new programming intern, is joining us from the Windy City, and is grateful for the surprisingly warm winter in Louisville. She happily announces, “I’m thrilled to start work on the Sarabande Writing Labs and get involved with the literary community.”

Finally, our editorial intern, Emily, is joining us from North Carolina. Emily has a 5-month old puppy and a fear of sparrows.

All our new interns bring with them fresh ideas, a passion for literature, and an eagerness to learn. We're excited to welcome them to our Louisville offices and look forward to what we'll accomplish together this season!

Spring 2017 interns, Justin, Maggie, Lauren, and Emily

Spring 2017 interns, Justin, Maggie, Lauren, and Emily

Spring 2017 interns, Justin, Maggie, Lauren, and Emily