Stacy Szymaszek

b. 1969
Stacy Szymaszek
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the chapbooks Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (2008), from Hart Island (2009), and others. She also authored the book-length collections Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009).
 
Szymaszek’s work encompasses a variety of voices and personas, eros, and queer identity. Hyperglossia references ancient Egyptian healing and makes use of wordplay and anagrams. Szymaszek commented in an interview with Susie DeFord for Bombsite.com: “‘Hyperglossia’ refers to the narrator’s attempt to tell her autobiography post–head trauma [.…] She’s not able to use language in a socially acceptable manner, and, through the book, her language is structured as close to the way the mind works as possible. She honors the nonsense, the nonlinearity, the ruse, the erroneous.”
 
Szymaszek has worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center and is artistic director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City.

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POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

LIFE SPAN 1969–

Stacy Szymaszek

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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the chapbooks Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (2008), from Hart Island (2009), and others. She also authored the book-length collections Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009).
 
Szymaszek’s work encompasses a variety of voices and personas, eros, and queer identity. Hyperglossia references ancient Egyptian healing and . . .

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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