Poetry Project Special: Krystal Languell with Simone White and Stacy Szymaszek

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Julie Carr will not be able to attend the reading tomorrow night. Instead, Stacy Szymaszek and Simone White will join Krystal with short readings of their work.

Photo: Dan Ogorzalek

Krystal Languell

Krystal Languell was born in South Bend, Indiana. Her most recent book is Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016). She published Archive Theft, a collection of interviews with women poets, with Essay Press in 2015. She is the recipient of a Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship (2013-2014) and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace residency (2014-2015). Development Director for Belladonna* Collaborative and publisher of the feminist poetry journal Bone Bouquet, Languell also works as a freelance bookkeeper for small presses and teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Simone White

White was born in Middletown, CT, and grew up in Philadelphia. Her newest collection of poems, Of Being Dispersed, is forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2016. Simone is also the author of House Envy of All of the World (Factory School) and the chapbooks Unrest (Ugly Duckling Press, Dossier Series) and Dolly (Q Ave Press, with the paintings of Kim Thomas). She recently completed a PhD in English at CUNY Graduate Center.

Stacy Szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), hart island (2015), and Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals (2016), which won the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books. Her book A Year From Today is forthcoming in 2017 with Nightboat Books. She’s 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. Szymaszek has been the Director of the Project since 2007. Before that, she served as the Project’s Program Coordinator (now called Managing Director) from 2005-2007 and curated the Monday Night Reading Series.

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