Meet the Fall 2014 Graywolf interns!




It takes a dedicated and hardworking team to keep Graywolf running smoothly, and our interns are an integral part of our success. We're grateful for the work they do behind the scenes—so now it's time to shine the spotlight on them! We are pleased to introduce our Fall 2014 interns below. If you're interested in joining the team for the Winter 2015 session (Minneapolis winters aren't so bad), there's still time to apply!


TAMARA JOHNSON (Marketing and Publicity) grew up in Arden Hills, MN. She is a senior and a creative writing major at Hamline University. Her favorite book of all time is It by Stephen King. Tamara enjoys reading, spending time with her niece and nephew and watching “bad” (Ed note: [great]) reality television.


Fun Fact: “I can quote almost every line from the movie Clueless.”


Which Graywolf book are you most excited to read?: See You In Paradise by J. Robert Lennon because I love reading short stories where things are strange and unusual. 



HALEY SWANSON (Editorial) grew up in Fairfax, CA. She received a BA in literature and writing, with a minor in philosophy from Gonzaga University. Her favorite book of all time is the The Tender Bar by JR Moehringer. She spends her free time writing, reading, and drinking coffee; occasionally she goes for a run.


Fun Fact: “I still hate all vegetables even though my parents hoped I’d grow out of it.” 


Which Graywolf book are you most excited to read?: Citizen by Claudia Rankine. I've never read a mixed media/mixed genre book before. The combination of visual art, prose, and poetry is really exciting---the topic of genre blending is just as current as the question of racial profiling. 




TREVOR DANE KETNER (Marketing and Publicity) grew up in Ruidoso, NM. He earned his BA in English and philosophy from the University of New Mexico and is now in his second year at the poetry MFA program at the University of Minnesota. Trevor declines to select a favorite book of all time, but describes Spring and All by William Carlos Williams as his “current obsession.” He enjoys reading and writing poetry while indulging in delicious, overpriced foodstuffs and whiskey.


Fun Fact: “I’ve never broken a bone but kind of hope I do one day so I can write about it . . .” 


Which Graywolf book are you most excited to read?: I am especially looking forward to sitting down with Katie Ford's new poetry collection Blood Lyrics. Her past critical work has been formative for me and having sneaked a peek here and there in the office already, I can tell the language is intoxicating.




JEREMIAH “J” MORIARTY (Editorial) grew up in Rochester, MN. He is a senior at Carleton College, where he studies English. If he has to choose a favorite book of all time, then it’s Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. J enjoys reading, watching Real Housewives of New Jersey, and tweeting at celebrities.


Fun Fact: “I used to be obsessed with My Little Ponies.” 


Which Graywolf book are you most excited to read?: I'm really excited for poet Claudia Rankine's new book Citizen. It's her first book in a decade, and it sounds absolutely brilliant.




RACHEL ROSTAD (Development) grew up in Sartell, MN. She is a senior at Macalester College, studying English, anthropology, and human rights. She doesn’t have a favorite book of all time, but often returns to the Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Stephen Mitchell. She enjoys listening to and making music.


Fun Fact: “I’m addicted to the X-Files right now (on season 8! 40ish episodes & a movie still to go.) 


Which Graywolf book are you most excited to read?: Citizen. I read an excerpt on Graywolf's website. I appreciated—and could relate to—her rendering of the alienation people of color face in America.




DAVID LANDSKROENER (Development) grew up in Mayer, MN. He received a BA from Kalamazoo College in theatre and English, with a concentration in Media Studies. His favorite book of all time is City of Night by John Rechy. David watches a lot of movies, writes “fairly absurd” plays (and forces friends to participate in readings of them) thrifts for obscure board games, plays film scores on the piano, attends theatre, and reads.


Fun Fact: “Each of the past two years I have correctly predicted twenty-three of the twenty-four Oscar winners.”


Which Graywolf book are you most excited to read?: Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors, mainly because Dorthe was so vibrant and full of verve when she stopped by the office a few weeks ago.


Please note that resumes are accepted through November 7th for our  Winter/Spring 2015 internships