Mar 31, 2021
Sam Sax Poetry Talk: 10/5/20
Sam Sax is a queer, Jewish writer & educator. The author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of the National Poetry Series & ‘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. In 2018, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation & is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Bullock-Clark-Donnelly Fund.