Emptied of All Ships, Page 4

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Litmus Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Poetry - 89 pages
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Poetry. "EMPTIED OF ALL SHIPS is a setting out onto crucial waters. Each word here has its own weight and position--its own vital movement between poles of loss and discovery. With our sight-lines thus widened, the observance itself becomes activated--another mode of transport. A poetry of brevity is a tough task (especially the word-as-line), but in these pages it registers as achievement"--George Albon. "Each poem is what I am looking for: a resonance with a particular location, an intelligence unafraid of its humanity, a sort of desperate adequacy with the people or objects that Szymaszek encounters"--Etel Adnan.

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What appears to be a list of words ARRANGED more than WRITTEN, an engrossing meaning emerges from the rich, sad sounds. It was a unique reading experience for me, a mix of fast and slow eye movements ... Read full review

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Stacy Szymaszek (born July 17, 1969 in Milwaukee, WI) is a poet and the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (Litmus Press, 2005) and Hyperglossia (Litmus Press, 2009), as well as numerous chapbooks of poetry, including Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Press, 2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (OMG, 2008), from Hyperglossia (Belladonna Books, 2005), and Mutual Aid (g o n g press, 2004). From 1999 to 2005, she worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. Szymaszek and Drew Kunz edited the literary journal Traverse from 1999 to 2004. In 2005 she moved to New York City where she is the current Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.

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