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
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is the author of five books: EMPTIED OF ALL SHIPS (Litmus Press, 2005), HYPERGLOSSIA (Litmus Press, 2009), HART ISLAND (Nightboat Books, 2015), JOURNAL OF UGLY SITES & OTHER JOURNALS (Fence Books, 2016), which was the winner of the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books, and A YEAR FROM TODAY (Nightboat Books, 2018). From 1999 to 2005, she worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. In 2005, she moved to New York City, where she served as the Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church until 2018. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA