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Founded The Poet's Press in 1971 in NYC; press still operates in Providence, RI with 206 books to date. Chairman of The Philbrick Poetry Prize at Providence Athenaeum. As a neo-Romantic poet, areas of special focus in my writing are the Gothic and supernatural, Greek myth, and verse plays. Presently working & teaching at University of Rhode Island.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured on TV One’s Verses & Flow, and has appeared in many journals including Tidal Basin Review and Muzzle Magazine. His debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps was released on Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013. More information can be found at: http://aaronsamuelspoetry.com/