Poetry. "HYPERGLOSSIA is part anthropology, part anatomy; it is part song and part dissonance. Yet Szymaszek's poetry is always too wily, and too alive with its own pleasures—in short, too wise—to accept any conscription to stable identity. In this 'skirmish with a makeshift tongue,' the poet keeps us 'attuned to close-calls and eruptions of selfhoods.' Demonstrating that language and identity are 'a temporary site,' this poetry is a cultural 'mirroror,' full of sly heresies which abet Szymaszek's poetic subversions so that she is able to 'elude detection and find company.' Indeed, in her company, we can be grateful to find such a 'superior sayerer.'"—Elizabeth RobinsonCover art: "Betty's Revenge" by Laurel Sparks.
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Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She is the author of the books EMPTIED OF ALL SHIPS (Litmus Press, 2005), HYPERGLOSSIA (Litmus Press, 2009), HART ISLAND (Nightboat Books, 2015) and Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals. Her book A YEAR FROM TODAY will be published in 2017. She is a regular teacher for Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, and mentor for Queer Art Mentorship. Szymaszek is the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA