Before I read Sarah Lindsay’s Wikipedia page, I knew her only as the smiling copy editor whom everyone adored. I would later come to know her as one of the funniest, most interesting people at Pace, and that’s saying a lot.
I shouldn’t have been surprised when I learned that she’s written four books of poetry, been published in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Yale Review and Poetry Magazine. She is also the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, a J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
How can a person be this well known in such a prestigious field and stay so humble? If I were an accomplished poet, I would have “Ask Me About My Pushcart Prize” embroidered onto a velvet cape and wear it to work. The more I think about it, that mentality probably explains why I don’t fit the poet profile; somehow, Sarah stays grounded. After years of doing excellent work for Pace, I set out to find out more about this accomplished creative.