queer poet/educator/organizer currently living in austin texas.



Sam Sax - “Learning to Breathe Water” (NPS 2014)

"Learning is just the brain’s neural pathways being beaten into a new shape by life."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Check out Sam’s book from last year’s chapbook contest, and don’t forget to submit to this year’s contest (OPEN TWO MORE WEEKS)!

new poem of mine on button!

everyone i love is sad on the internet, is reaching

with both arms toward the promise of something reaching back
is charting a path between what is given and what is given away

Sam Sax, “Cruising Utopia,” published in Radius (via bostonpoetryslam)


Hanif Abdurraqib - “Ode to Biggie” (Rustbelt 2014)

"And then God bled on a street in Los Angeles and we decided that maybe he wasn’t God, after all."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.


Sam Sax - “Essay on Crying in Public” (Rustbelt 2014)

"How bad does the news have to be before you get to shoot the messenger? How do you bury the hatchet when it always ends up in my back?"

Sam’s new book, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters, is NOW AVAILABLE! Check out the book on the Button Website.

button posted one of my poems from rustbelt!