Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), hart island (2015) and Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals (2016, winner of the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books). Her book A Year From Today will be out from Nightboat Books in 2017. She has worked for The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church since 2005, and has been its Director since 2007.