“I’m endlessly grateful to the NEA for providing the money and time to help complete my first two books of poems and set out on a writing adventure that’s brought me to New York City. This grant has also given me the confidence to start my first novel and be braver in my writing in general. The work the NEA does for small presses, university presses (including the one making my second book), and literary infrastructure in general is invaluable to the art, to the countless people that art impacts, and to their surrounding communities. ”

sam sax

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