sam sax is a queer, Jewish poet and educator. He’s the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series and Bury It (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. He’s 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, author of four chapbooks and winner of the Gulf Coast Prize, The Iowa Review Award and American Literary Award. His poems have appeared in BuzzFeed, The New York Times, The Nation, Poetry Magazine and other journals. He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press and will be a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University in 2018.

This interview was conducted on 19th November 2018 at King's Place by Jeffrey Sugarman at the Sam Sax event.