After a national search that began last fall, the Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Kyle Dacuyan will be the Project’s next Executive Director! Kyle will begin by working side-by-side with outgoing ED Stacy Szymaszek in June and will officially take the reins Monday, July 2nd.
Kyle comes to the Project from his position at PEN America as Senior Manager of Literary Outreach & Activism, where he organized readings, public actions and programming with a focus on advocacy; facilitated partnerships with cultural and community organizations; and established a community engagement fund for writers undertaking advocacy projects across the country. His poems have appeared in Lambda Literary, DIAGRAM, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere.
Kyle exhibits a keen understanding of and respect for the mission and history of The Poetry Project, and deep commitment to its values and its future. He is an attentive listener with an exemplary track record facilitating collaborative work, and is ready to take a conscientious, thoughtful and open approach to the leadership transition.