The New Generation of Slam.
This week's feature Sam Sax, with your host Ashley August!
$10 admission / $15 for PoetNY & Bowery Slam. Signups and doors at 8:30pm
Slam to win a chapbook deal with Bowery and $300!
Preliminary Structure: 3 poems 3 rounds 3 min time limit 5 competitor slots 2 will move on to our 1st semi-finals! (10/17)
Feature: SAM SAX Sam sax is the author of Madness (Penguin 2017) the 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’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & 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 All The Rage (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016) Straight (Winner of the Diode Editions Chapbook Prize, 2016) Sad Boy / Detective (Winner of The Black Lawrence Chapbook Prize, 2015) A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button Poetry, 2014). He’s the winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award & has poems forthcoming in Agni, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, Poetry Magazine, + other journals. http://www.samsax.com
*Bowery is an all ages venue but you must be 18+ to compete. **Bowery Slam is generously supported by the Radio Drama Network