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 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