I promise we didn’t plan it this way, but something’s just work out: two poets named Sam! One night! At Wolfman! Both have absolutely INCREDIBLE new books, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Samuel Ace is a trans/genderqueer poet and sound artist. He is the author of several books, most recently Our Weather Our Sea (Black Radish 2019) and Stealth with poet Maureen Seaton (Chax Press). Meet Me There: Normal Sex and Home in three days. Don’t wash., a re-issue of his first two books, is forthcoming from Belladonna* in May, 2019. He is the recipient of the Astraea Lesbian Writer Award and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in Poetry, as well as a two-time finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and the National Poetry Series. Recent work can be found in Poetry, PEN America, Best American Experimental Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies. He teaches poetry and creative writing at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts.
Samantha Giles grew up in an industrial section of Santa Monica, California and currently lives in the flatlands of Oakland, California. She holds a BSW from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Mills College. Giles is the author of Total Recall (Krupskaya, 2019.) Previous work includes hurdis addo (Displaced Press, 2011) and deadfalls and snares (Futurepoem, 2014), both of which won CA Conrad's Sexiest Poem in the years they were published. She was also a Headlands Center for the Arts Resident in 2017. An arts administrator, editor and curator, Giles has been the Director of Small Press Traffic since 2009.