Stacy Szymaszek's free-range attention is fixed on what is just underfoot and just in the line of sight: the replete objects of homely desire, homely repulsion. Beloved dying dog, worthy work, relational obligation, self-entertainment, an anxious curative. In the tradition of the New York School of dailiness and relative effervescence, this work brings a timely recasting of contemporary attachments.
it's a sauna in here
dancer sweat entering
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is author of the collections Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009). Szymaszek is artistic director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.