Poetry. "EMPTIED OF ALL SHIPS is a setting out onto crucial waters. Each word here has its own weight and position--its own vital movement between poles of loss and discovery. With our sight-lines thus widened, the observance itself becomes activated--another mode of transport. A poetry of brevity is a tough task (especially the word-as-line), but in these pages it registers as achievement"--George Albon. "Each poem is what I am looking for: a resonance with a particular location, an intelligence unafraid of its humanity, a sort of desperate adequacy with the people or objects that Szymaszek encounters"--Etel Adnan.
Stacy Szymaszek is the author of four books of poetry, the latest of which is A YEAR FROM TODAY (Nightboat Books, 2018). She has worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center and is currently the director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA