Sam Sax Poetry Reading
Sam Sax was chosen by current MFA students as their visiting writer. The reading is student organized and sponsored by the Soniat Series in honor of emeritus professor, Katherine Soniat.
The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A and books will be available for purchase on location through the VT bookstore.
Sam Sax is a queer Jewish writer, performer, educator, and organizer. He's the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) called a "wild, resolute book" of "exposed, unbridled energy" by Terrance Hayes, a powerful debut that troubles the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health; 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 & winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award, American Literacy Award,and Gulf Coast Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, BuzzFeed, Poetry Magazine, and Tin House. He's the poetry editor at BOAAT Press.