Sam Sax is a Bay Area based writer, educator, and performer. He’s the first ever Bay Area Unified Grand Slam Champion and Oakland’s first two-time queer Grand Slam Champion. Sam curates “the new sh!t show,” a reading seriesin San Francisco aimed at producing new poetry, and is the poetry curator for The Modern Times Bookstore. He has toured internationally, performing at universities, slams, basements, alleyways, and amphitheaters. Sam is currently leading writing and literacy workshops for queer at-risk youth. You can find some of his other work in Rattle, Muzzle Magazine, The Evergreen Review, The Orange Quarterly, The Nervous Breakdown, and DeComp.