Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, an arts administrator/organizer, and teacher. She served as Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in NYC from 2007-2018. Szymaszek is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), hart island (2015), Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals (2016), which won the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2017, and A Year From Today (2018). She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. She is a regular teacher for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and mentor for Queer Art Mentorship. During fall of 2018, Szymaszek is the Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana-Missoula and Poet-in-Resident at Brown University.