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A Year From Today
Stacy Szymaszek

Publication date: May 1, 2018



Nightboat
2018 • 136 pp. 7 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$16.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-76-2



A distinctive, book-length poem written over the course of a year that carries forward the lineage of New York School poets

A Year From Today traverses a many-layered urban terrain—social, political, poetic, animal—in a form more raw than a diary, weightier than a series of sketches, more idiosyncratic and implicated than a conceptual program. Among this volume’s many insights is how we spend our days detecting, minute-by-minute and phrase-by-phrase, an overarching aesthetic and moral design. It’s for the kind of grown-up who might say, “don’t/look for/who’s really in charge c’est moi.” And for the kind of sensitive brigand who might add, “maybe the way to go about this/is to stay within earshot & sip the Wild Turk.”

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“A brilliant tantric meditation on the endlessly fascinating urban charnel ground.”—Anne Waldman



STACY SZYMASZEK is the author of four books of poetry. She has worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center and is currently the director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City.



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