[Project Staff 2010-2011]
Szymaszek was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. From 1999 to 2005, she was the Literary Program Manager for the nonprofit literary organization Woodland Pattern Book Center. In 2005 she moved to New York to serve as Program Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. In 2006-07, she served as Monday Night Reading Coordinator. She became Artistic Director in 2007. She is the author of the chapbooks Mutual Aid (gong press, 2004), Some Mariners (Etherdome, 2004), There Were Hostilities (repair, 2005), Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005), from Hyperglossia (Belladonna Books, 2005), Stacy S: Autoportraits (OMG! Press, 2008), Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Chaps, 2008), from Hyperglossia (Hot Whiskey Press, 2008), from Hart Island (Albion Books, 2009) and austerity measures (Fewer & Further Press, 2012). Her first full-length book, Emptied of All Ships, was published in 2005 and her second book Hyperglossia in 2009, both with Litmus Press.
Quint is the author of Drawn In (Fewer & Further Press), Hospitality in the Forest (Rust Buckle Books), Photogenic Memory (Lame House), and Days on End (Open 24 Hours). His work has recently appeared in Boston Review, Bright Pink Mosquito, Satellite Telephone, Tight, Muthafucka, and The Brooklyn Rail. He coordinated the Project’s Talk Series for the 08-09 and 09-10 seasons. He has a new book coming out in 2012 with Skysill Press.
Wallace is the author of the recently published, WHITE FLOWERS, a loose-leaf multi-media chapbook in an envelope. She edits and assembles IN THE KEY OF C MAGAZINE in Brooklyn and is currently working on her Master of Library Science at Queens College, CUNY. Her work has appeared in the Minetta Review, Portable Boog Reader 3, Ribald Crow Powder Magazine, and the Physical Poets Home Library Vol. 4.
Arts Management Consultant
Debora Ott, Principal, Smart Solutions, is a writer and arts management consultant whose practice focuses on leadership succession, program and resource development and strategic planning. The founder of Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, NY, Debora founded the Literary Presenters Technical Assistance Program (LitTAP) to provide literary presenters and literary curators with the resources they need to succeed and survive. She has served as the Literature and Arts Education Program Manager at the Georgia Council for the Arts, and is the author of About Face – A Guide to Founder Transition, published by Bright Hill Press and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Paul Foster Johnson
Johnson is the author of the poetry collections Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms (2011), Refrains / Unworkings (2008), and Quadriga (2006), a chapbook he cowrote with E. Tracy Grinnell. From 2003 to 2006, he curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. He has served as a co-editor of Litmus Press/Aufgabe.
Monday Night Coordinator
White was born in Middletown, CT, and spent most of her life growing up in Philadelphia. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1997, she practiced law for seven years. Simone’s new chapbook Unrest will be published in Ugly Duckling Presse’s Dossier series in 2013. She is the author of House Envy of All of the World (Factory School, 2010), the chapbook Dolly (Q Ave Press, with the paintings of Kim Thomas). Currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center, she teaches American Literature at Hunter College.
Wednesday Night Coordinator
Friday Night Coordinator
Longabucco’s poems have appeared most recently in Clock, With+Stand, X Poetics, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Conduit. He teaches writing and literature in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University, and lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn.
Talk Series Coordinator
Fitzpatrick is a Brooklyn-based poet, and former Program Coordinator of the Poetry Project. She is the author of two chapbooks – On Melody Dispatch and Zamboangueña, and her poetry appears in numerous print and online journals. She recently completed the MFA program at Bard College.
Edmiston is a poet living in Brooklyn. He received his MLS with a certificate in Archives & Manuscript Management and Preservation from CUNY Queens College. He currently works as a librarian at an art & design library in Manhattan. His chapbook entitled effie (2011) was published by Three Sad Tigers Press. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lungfull!, Bardic Sepulchral, American Books; Steck Editions and Poetry Time Anthology.
Workshop Leaders (Spring 2013)
E. Tracy Grinnell, Tan Lin, Sharon Mesmer, Lewis Warsh
Box Office Staff
Aria Boutet, Courtney Frederick, Gabriella Mattis
Mel Elberg, Jasmine An
Jim Behrle, Christa Quint, Susan Landers, Brendan Lorber, Douglas Rothschild, Vanessa Garver, Olivia Greyson, Catherine Vail
Board of Directors
Gillian McCain (President), John S. Hall (Vice-President), Jonathan Morrill (Treasurer), Jo Ann Wasserman (Secretary), Carol Overby, Camille Rankine, Kimberly Lyons, Todd Colby, Ted Greenwald, Erica Hunt, Elinor Nauen, Evelyn Reilly and Edwin Torres.
Brooke Alexander, Dianne Benson, Will Creeley, Raymond Foye, Michael Friedman, Steve Hamilton, Viki Hudspith, Siri Hustvedt, Yvonne Jacquette, Eileen Myles, Patricia Spears Jones, Michel de Konkoly Thege, Greg Masters, Ron Padgett, Bob Holman, Paul Slovak, John Yau, Anne Waldman and Hal Willner.
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