Sam Sax & D.A. Powell
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
celebrating the release of Sam Sax's new poetry collection
published by Penguin Books
An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems – Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition
Sam Sax is a queer Jewish writer and educator. He's received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, The MacDowell Colony, the Blue Mountain Center, and the Michener Center for Writers. He’s the winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award and his poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Ploughshares, Poetry, and other journals.
D. A. Powell is the author of four previous collections of poetry, the trilogy of Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails, and Chronic, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His last two books have been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches in the English department at University of San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.