Monday, May 22, 2017

“Doctrine" by sam sax

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May 22, 2017


sam sax

About This Poem


"I wrote this poem at The MacDowell Colony after finding myself in a conversation about political art vehemently arguing for something I later realized I don't necessarily believe in. While I'm primarily interested in artists whose work reflects the times, this poem is trying to figure out what exactly I mean when I say 'necessary' or 'urgent' poetry and to think through language's 'use' and 'utility' in writing and beyond."
—sam sax


sam sax is the author of Madness, winner of the National Poetry Series and forthcoming in 2017 from Penguin Books. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, and The MacDowell Colony. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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