sam sax is the author of 'bury it’ from Wesleyan University Press 2017. He’s  received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf, & The Michener Center for Writers where he served as the Editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He’s the two time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of four chapbooks. His poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, Poetry Magazine, + other journals + he’s the winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award.