Sam Sax Poetry ReadingSam Sax was chosen by current MFA students as their visiting writer. The reading is student organized and sponsored by the Soniat Series in honor of emeritus professor, Katherine Soniat.
The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A and books will be available for purchase on location through the VT bookstore.
Sam Sax is a queer Jewish writer, performer, educator, and organizer. He's the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) called a "wild, resolute book" of "exposed, unbridled energy" by Terrance Hayes, a powerful debut that troubles the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health; and 'Bury It' (Wesleyan University Press, 2018). He's received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, Bread Loaf & the MacDowell Colony. He's the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, author of four chapbooks & winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award, American Literacy Award,and Gulf Coast Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, BuzzFeed, Poetry Magazine, and Tin House. He's the poetry editor at BOAAT Press.Feb 21 7:30 PM - 11:59 PMMoss Arts Center, The Cube
Reading by Author Zadie SmithTerry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Williams is the author of environmental literature classic "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place," "Finding Beauty in a Broken World," and "When Women Were Birds," among others. Her most recent book, "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks," honors the centennial of the National Park Service and is a New York Times best seller. Among many awards, she is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. In 2014, on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, she received the Sierra Club's John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. Williams also received the 2017 Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing.
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