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Litmus Press, 2009 - Poetry - 100 pages
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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 Robinson. Cover art: "Betty's Revenge" by Laurel Spar

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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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