Lucy Ives & Stacy Szymaszek

In Lucy Ives and Stacy Szymaszek’s new books, moments collapse under the pressure of their multi-directional abundance, and through this collapse unfold into deeper mysteries, secret networks, and radiant strangeness.

We hope you can join us at 7:00PM for a reception before the event. The reading will begin at 8:00PM. Masks will be optional while enjoying drinks and company during the reception but will be required once the reading begins.

Lucy Ives is the author of the hybrid novel Loudermilk: Or, the Real Poet; Or, the Origin of the World and editor of The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader. She writes regularly on contemporary art and literature for Art in America and frieze, among other publications. Her first collection of short stories, Cosmogony, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in March, 2021.

Stacy Szymaszek is the author of seven full-length books, most recently The Pasolini Book (2022) and Famous Hermits (2023). Her chapbook Three Novenas was published in 2022 by auric books. She was the director of The Poetry Project from 2007–2018. Since then, Szymaszek was the Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana - Missoula 2018-19, Poet-in-Resident at Brown University, Visiting Poet for the Fire Island Artist Residency - and the recipient of a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in poetry. She currently lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Masks are required at all Poetry Project events unless otherwise specifically noted. If you forget to bring your mask, we are happy to provide you with one. We also encourage all event attendees to take a rapid test the day of the event before heading to the church.

This in-person event will also be livestreamed via The Poetry Project's YouTube. Livestream captions will be available via a StreamText link or the CC button on YouTube's player.

Open CART captioning is scheduled for most in-person events.