We’re 50 And Your Support Right Now Matters! Give Today.

Dear Friends,

The Poetry Project has been a public forum and home for the most restless and challenging creative minds of the past 50 years, dedicated to the amplification of radical imagination, oppositional thinking, and community building among writers, artists, and their audience​s. ​​​As 2016 comes to a close, please support us in keeping this space thriving by making a tax-deductible donation in any amount today.


Buy a ticket to ​our New Year’s Day Marathon Reading (featuring ​150 brilliant artists). It will be a dynamic showcase for a culture that is actively fighting by keeping lifelines of authentic communication vital and at the center of our practice.

Lastly, the Project’s 50 year “legacy of dissent” made the cover/feature story in the latest issue of the Village Voice!

We hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for taking the time and consideration to support The Project – if in fact you can do so this year.


Stacy Szymaszek
Executive Director


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.