Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. A distinctive, book-length poem written over the course of a year. A YEAR FROM TODAY traverses a many-layered urban terrain—social, political, poetic, animal—in a form more raw than a diary, weightier than a series of sketches, more idiosyncratic and implicated than a conceptual program. Among this volume's many insights is how we spend our days detecting, minute-by-minute and phrase-by-phrase, anoverarching aesthetic and moral design. It's for the kind of grown-up who might say, "don't / look for / who's really in charge c'est moi." And for the kind of sensitive brigand who might add, "maybe the way to go about this / is to stay within earshot & sip theWild Turk."
Publishers WeeklyDale Smith @ Lambda Literary
THE PASOLINI BOOK is Stacy Szymaszek's sixth book of poetry. Her book Famous Hermits will be also be published in 2022. She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in poetry. From 2007-2018, she was the director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley where she is an educator and a freelance consultant for arts and social justice nonprofits.