From Poetry Hotlines to Kate Bush: Sarabande Writers on Creative Book Promotion

Rooms 328-329, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, March 9, 2023
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Sarabande has a storied history of creative book campaigns. From collaborative art installations to lip sync battles and everything in between, these four Sarabande writers have changed the game of book publicity, finding new and exciting ways to engage with audiences within local and national communities, both virtually and in person. Listen to them discuss their campaign experiences and how they pushed their books to rise above the noise of a bustling literary landscape.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Panel_Outline_for_Sarabande_Writers_on_Creative_Book_Promotion_FINAL.pdf



Joanna Englert is the marketing and publicity director at Sarabande Books, where she has represented writers like Sandra Cisneros and Rosellen Brown. Joanna's poems have appeared in The Pinch, Miracle Monocle, and elsewhere, and have been performed by Louisville Ballet.

Adam O. Davis is the author of Index of Haunted Houses (Sarabande, 2020) & cohost of the Poetry Goes to the Movies podcast. The recipient of the Poetry Society of America's George Bogin Award, his work has appeared widely, including in The Believer, The Best American Poetry, and The Paris Review.

Karyna McGlynn is a writer, professor, and collagist. Her most recent books include the poetry collections 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me about the Multiverse and Hothouse, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice. Karyna is the director of creative writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Joy Priest is the author of Horsepower, winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and editor of Once a City Said: A Louisville Poets Anthology (Spring 2023). She is the recipient of a 2021 NEA fellowship and the winner of the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review.

Karisma Price is the author of the poetry collection I'm Always So Serious (Sarabande Books, 2023). She hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, and holds an MFA in poetry from NYU. She's received fellowships from Cave Canem and NYU and is currently an assistant professor of Poetry at Tulane University.


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