Sam Ace Double Book Launch w/ TC Tolbert: May 29

Sam Ace Book(s) Launch & Celebration with TC Tolbert

Wednesday, May 29, 6pm-8pm, 325 W 2nd St, Room 201

Kore is at the top of the stairs in the Dunbar Pavilion, enter under the Dunbar Barber Academy sign on east end of building.

$5 suggested donation, no one turned award for lack of funds. It’s a potluck!

Join us for a celebration of Samuel Ace / Linda Smukler’s Meet Me There: Normal Sex & Home in three days. Don’t wash. (Belladonna* 2019), a timely republication of two poetry collections first issued in the mid-90s by Linda Smukler, and brought together here with a new introduction and poetry by Samuel Ace, as well as a collection of commemorative essays by a community of writers impacted by the works of Ace and Smukler both in the past and present. Ace will also present work from his new collection of poems, Our Weather Our Sea (Black Radish Books), as well as a performance of sound work. Books are available for signing.

He is joined by Tucson Poet Laureate, TC Tolbert.

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), the re-issued Meet Me There: Normal Sex and Home in three days. Don’t wash., (Belladonna* Germinal Texts), and Stealth with poet Maureen Seaton. 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, Vinyl, and many other journals and anthologies. He currently teaches poetry and creative writing at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts.

TC Tolbert identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, mover, and poet but really s/he’s just a human in love with humans doing human things. The author of Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press, 2014) and 4 chapbooks, TC is also co-editor (along with Trace Peterson) of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). S/he is a certified Wilderness EMT and spends his summers leading wilderness trips for Outward Bound. TC is Poet Laureate of Tucson, Arizona, where s/he lives.