Samuel Ace

Visiting Lecturer in English; on leave Fall 2021

Samuel Ace is a poet, sound artist and photographer. Widely published, he is the winner of the Astraea Lesbian Writers and Firecracker Alternative Book awards, as well as a two-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and National Poetry Series. His first two books will be republished by the Belladonna* Cooperative in 2018. A new collection, Our Weather Our Sea, is forthcoming from Black Radish Books. Research interests include LGBTIQ poetry, 20th and 21st century poetry, experimental and hybrid forms.

Recent Campus News

Andrea Lawlor (left) and Samuel Ace, Mount Holyoke College faculty in English, spoke to U.S. News & World Report as to why students might want to study creative writing in college.

What to know about studying creative writing

U.S. News & World Report talks to Mount Holyoke College faculty Andrea Lawlor and Samuel Ace about studying creative writing in college.  

This is a picture of Samuel Ace performing with a laptop

Meaning and music in words and poetry

Mount Holyoke’s Samuel Ace probes the boundaries between language and sound, poetry and music, being and performance, on Feb. 13.

Recent Publications

Ace, S. (2021, August), with Maureen Seaton. The little bridge over hover creek, Poetry is Currency

Ace, S. (2021, August), with Maureen Seaton. In the trees there is a dark corner, Poetry is Currency

Ace, S. (2021, November). Pandemic 5.4.20 (2), Periodicity Journal,

Ace, S. (2021, November). Pandemic 4.19.20 (2), Periodicity Journal,

Ace, S. (2021, October). Pandemic 4.19.20 (1), Periodicity Journal, p. 57,

Recent Awards

Ace’s book of poems, Our Weather Our Sea, was named a finalist for a 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry.

Recent Honors

Presented on two panels at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in San Antonio: “Pushing Boundary: Trans and Genderqueer Poets Beyond the Page” and "New and Collected: A Trans/Non-Binary Reading." Samuel was also appointed to be the guest faculty in poetry at the Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Retreat in Los Angeles, CA. (March, 2020)