Please join Spoonbill Studio [99 Montrose] for the launch of A Year From Today by Stacy Szymaszek. Joined by readers Rami Karim and Erica Hunt.
About the book:
A distinctive, book-length poem written over the course of a year that carries forward the lineage of New York School poets.
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, an overarching 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 the Wild Turk.”
About the readers:
STACY SZYMASZEK is the author of Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals, hart island, Emptied of All Ships, Hyperglossia, and many chapbooks. She has worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI and was the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City from 2007 to 2018.
RAMI KARIM is the author of Smile & Nod (Wendy’s Subway, 2018). Their work has appeared in The Brooklyn Review, Apogee, Makhzin, The Margins, and Tagvverk, among others.
ERICA HUNT is a poet and essayist, author of 4 books of poetry, with recent publications in A-Line, Boundary 2 and Best American Experimental Poetry 2017. With Dawn Lundy Martin, she is the editor of Letters to the Future: Black Women, Radical Writing, forthcoming August 17 2018.