Sam Sax

Sam Sax is a queer, Jewish writer and educator. He is the author of “Madness,” winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes, and “Bury It,” 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, and 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, and other journals. Sam has led writing workshops all over the country from The Juilliard School to UC Berkeley, 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.