sam sax is a queer jewish writer, performer, educator, and organizer. He's the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of the National Poetry Series Selected by Terrance Hayes, and ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018).
He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, Bread Loaf & the MacDowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, author of four chapbooks and winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award, American Literary Award, and Gulf Coast Poetry Prize.
His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, BuzzFeed, Poetry Magazine, Tin House + other journals. He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press.
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