Sarah Gorham – Sarabande Books
Late Night Conversation, hosted by Paul Martone.
Tonight’s guest is Sarah Gorham, author of four collections of poetry and a forthcoming collection of essays. Sarah serves as President and Editor-in-Chief of Sarabande Books. Paul and Sarah discuss the history of Sarabande, the nonprofit publishing model, the dual life of the poet/publisher, New York publishing biases and Southern stereotypes, and Sarah’s forthcoming collection, Study in Perfect, the 2013 AWP prize-winning title for Creative Nonfiction (University of Georgia Press, 2014).
As we get more ambitious in the kind of book that we want to publish . . . we are in competition for some of the best manuscripts with the large houses.
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About our guest:
Sarah Gorham is the author of four collections of poetry: Bad Daughter (2011), The Cure (2003), The Tension Zone (1996), which won the 1994 Four Way Books Award in Poetry,judged by Heather McHugh, and Don’t Go Back to Sleep (1989). Most recently, Bernard Cooper selected her essay collection Study in Perfect for the 2013 AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. It will be published in fall, 2014 by University of Georgia Press. She also co-edited the anthology Last Call: Poems on Alcoholism, Addiction, and Deliverance, with Jeffrey Skinner. Gorham’s poems have been published widely in Best American Poetry, Poetry, The Nation, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, and other magazines. Her essays have appeared in The Iowa Review, AGNI, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Arts & Letters, Real Simple, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the NEA and grants from the Kentucky, Delaware, and Connecticut Arts Councils. Gorham cofounded Sarabande Books, where she serves as President and Editor-in-Chief.