ISBN: Sax broadside
Categories Broadsides

sad boy / detective Broadside

Publication Date: September 2015


Sam Sax, “the boy detective loses love”

BLP Chapbook Broadside Series

5.5 x 8.5 Natural Cardstock, Fine Paper Trim

Each BLP broadside is handmade & unique – the design and trim will vary a bit broadside by broadside. These beautiful art objects are handmade in a limited edition to accompany the release of each new BLP chapbook.


Sam Sax’s sad boy/detective uses the unholy sonnet in ways that would make Jarman marvel and sigh. The entirety of this volume destabilizes our ideas of what it means to write the coming of age novel, what it means to be undetectable. And Sax is forever fighting the fight of a poet who is made aware of his separation from the world by the fact that he is-in sorrow, sex, danger, or celebration-moored to all he sees because his seeing is a searchlight.

-Jericho Brown

About the Author

© Chris Unguez

Sam Sax

sam sax is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow and Poetry Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers where he serves as the Editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He's the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of the chapbooks A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button 2014), sad boy / detective (Black Lawrence 2015), All The Rage (Sibling Rivalry 2016), & is co-editor of the anthology The Dead Animal Handbook (University of Hell 2016). His poems are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry Magazine, Pleiades, TriQuarterly + other journals.

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