Aaron Samuels

Aaron Samuels - Editor

I am a Black & Jewish writer, editor, and consultant with over 10 years of experience. I have written 2 books and published over 30 poems.

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Overview

writer, editor, consultant

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Anthologies
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Poetry
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
Technology

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis

Awards

  • Finalist, Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Competition, Jewish Currents Magazine
  • Third Place Ranked Poet, at the Individual World Poetry Slam
  • Honorable Mention in Poetry Genre, New England Book Awards for Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps
  • Pushcart Nomination, for poem “Kevin convinced me to drink”, Radius Literary Journal,
  • Pushcart Nomination, for poem “Palmalysis”, Write Bloody Publishing
  • Pushcart Nomination, for poem “Bury me a man”, Tidal Basin Review

Work experience

Fellow

Asylum Arts
May, 2014 – June, 2014 (about 1 month)

Selected to participate in Asylum Arts international Jewish Artist Retreat

Final Judge, Tar Heel Poet Laureate Manuscript Competition

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
February, 2014 – August, 2014 (6 months)

Selected as Guest Judge for The first annual Tar Heel Poet Laureate Manuscript Competition at the University of North Carolina

Fellow

Cave Canem
June, 2013 – July, 2013 (about 1 month)

Selected to participate in Cave Canem national African American Poetry Retreat

Visiting Lecturer, performer, facilitator

Multiple Universities, Theaters, and Literary Organizations
May, 2011 – Present (almost 8 years)

Experience as a visiting artist, lecturer, performer, and workshop facilitator at over 100 universities, high schools, community organizations, theater venues, and literary organizations.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps

Aaron Levy Samuels

Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. In this ground-breaking collection of poems, Samuels examines the beauty and contradictions of his own mixed identity with gut-wrenching narratives, humor, and passionate verve.

Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. In this ground-breaking collection of poems, Samuels examines the beauty and contradictions of his own mixed identity with gut-wrenching narratives, humor, and passionate verve.

Floating, Brilliant, Gone

Franny Choi

In her electrifying debut, Franny Choi leads readers through the complex landscapes of absence, memory, and identity. Beginning in loss and ending in reflective elation, Floating, Brilliant, Gone explores life as a brief impossibility, "infinite / until it isn't.” Punctuated with haunting illustrations by Jess X. Chen, Choi's poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected ... read more

In her electrifying debut, Franny Choi leads readers through the complex landscapes of absence, memory, and identity. Beginning in loss and ending in reflective elation, Floating, Brilliant, Gone explores life as a brief impossibility, "infinite / until it isn't.” Punctuated with haunting illustrations by Jess X. Chen, Choi's poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected ... read more

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