sam saxThursday, March 14, 2019 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a reading with National Poetry Series winner sam sax who will be reading from his collection Madness.
sam sax is a queer, Jewish, writer & educator.
He is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes & ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. sam has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & the MacDowell Colony.
He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion with poems in BuzzFeed, The Nation, The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, & other journals. sam has lead writing workshops all over the country from The Julliard School to UC Berkley, Texas State University to Oberlin College.
He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press & currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. sam is a recipient of the 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.