Publisher Spotlight: Sara Ranchouse

Sara Ranchouse Publishing is an independent publisher run by artist and writer Sally Alatalo. She's on publishing hiatus for the year as she works on some personal projects, so right now is the perfect time to catch up on any of the SRP backlist that you've missed out on!

The SRP publishing programme is rich and varied, and extends across many fields and disciplines including poetry, art book, comics and more. In my opinion, the consistent factor being a high degree of quality and a commitment to the book as an art object, as a location for artistic intervention. Full disclosure: I was Sally's teaching assistant for an MFAW publishing class that she teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, so I was able to witness firsthand her steadfast consideration of every aspect of the book, from the text and art work it reproduces, to the paper stock and glue that holds it together. Artistic quality and an ethical relationship to the world are considered with equal import, which is a practice I'm happy to use as a model in my own life. And with that, here are some of the titles Sara Ranchouse Publishing puts out that you might be interested in: