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sam sax is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017), winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes. His second book, Bury It, will be out on Wesleyan University Press in 2018. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, and the Michener Center, where he served as editor-in-chief of Bat City Review, and is a two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion. He lives in Brooklyn.
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