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, and arts administrator/organizer, and teacher. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where in 1999 she started working for Woodland Pattern Book Center. She founded and edited seven issues of GAM, a free magazine featuring the work of poets living in the upper midwest. In 2005, she moved to NYC to work for The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, where she served as Executive Director from 2007-2018. 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 is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts award in poetry. She is a regular teacher for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and mentor for Queer Art Mentorship.

Szymaszek is the 2018-19 Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana and was a Poet-in-Resident at Brown University in fall 2018.