Broken Bells Reading Series

Broken Bells presents a very special pride edition of our reading series as we wrap up the reading season at Berl’s Poetry! There will be wine and funfetti! Our readers are: Mason Bolton, Ana Božičević, Jasmine Reid, and sam sax!
Mason Bolton is a writer and poet, fascinated with nature and body politics. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers-New Brunswick and an MFA from Rutgers-Newark, where he previously taught Creative Writing. He has also guest lectured on transgender rights/issues, and his own experiences as a trans-man. He likes to write about the overlap between nature and our perception of our physical selves. He also makes homemade soap and knits. He lives with his husband, two cats and a dog.
Ana Božičević is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of the brand new Joy of Missing Out (Birds, LLC, 2017), the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC, 2013) and Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009). She is the recipient of 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović (Phoneme Media, 2017). Ana grew up in Croatia and now lives in Brooklyn.
Jasmine Reid is a twice trans poet-child of flowers. A 2018 Poets House Fellow and MFA candidate at Cornell University, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Yemassee Journal, WUSGOOD?, and WATER. Also a finalist for the 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Prize, Jasmine was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
sam sax is a queer, jewish, poetry & educator. He's the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series and ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & the MacDowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, author of four chapbooks & winner of the Gulf Coast Prize, The Iowa Review Award, & American Literary Award. His poems have appeared in BuzzFeed, The New York Times, The Nation, Poetry Magazine + other journals. He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press & will be a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University this Fall.