Stacy 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 was director of The Poetry Project from 2007-2018. She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in poetry. Szymaszek was the Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana-Missoula 2018-19 and was a Poet-in-Resident at Brown University in fall 2018. She is currently finishing her sixth book in Tucson, AZ.