Sara Rauch is the author of What Shines from It: Stories and the book-length essay XO.

Her book reviews and author interviews have been featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Newcity Lit, The Lives of Writers, Lambda Literary, WBUR, BitchMedia, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

Sara is the Poetry Program Coordinator at The Care Center, and she leads writing workshops at several local organizations.

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At turns exquisite and a little bit feral, XO offers a rich and profoundly generous exploration of love, spirituality, and the ways we find to make sense of life’s most enduring mysteries.”
—Marin Sardy, author of The Edge of Every Day

More than an essay about bisexual infidelity and the resulting heartbreaks, XO unfolds Rauch’s story like a map of psychic terrain, allowing the author to explore her longstanding obsessions with romantic love, personal faith and belief systems, and the stories we tell ourselves to get through our ever changing lives. Find out more…

—After the Pause

What Shines from It is populated by women on the verge of transcendence—brimming with anger and love—and working-class artists haunted by the ghosts of their desires. Abiding by a distinctly guarded New England sensibility, these stories inhabit the borderlands of long-established cities, where humans are still learning to embrace the natural world. Subtly exploring sexualities, relationships, birth and rebirth, identity, ghosts, and longing, Rauch searches for the places where our protective shells are cracked and, in spare, poetic language, limns those edges of loneliness and loss with light. Find out more…