Lake Superior, Lorine Niedecker (Wave Books)
Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, Harryette Mullen (Graywolf)
After Desire, George Stanley (New Star Books)
Theory, A Sunday, collectively authored by Louky Bersianik, Nicole Brossard, France Théoret, Gail Scott, Louise Cotnoir, Louise Dupré, Lisa Robertson, and Rachel Levitsky (Belladonna* Books)
Returning to Reims, Didier Eribon (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)
Music: Lonnie Holly "Just Before Music"
Press: Publication Studios (especially its Fellow Traveler Series)
Movie: watching "Young Frankenstein" outside in Hudson, NY last July
Art: my friend Billy Jacobs' paintings
Stacy Szymaszek has been working in nonprofit arts administration since 1999, currently as the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships and Hyperglossia (both with Litmus Press) as well as many chapbooks and limited edition publications, Pasolini Poems, Orizaba: A Voyage With Hart Crane, from Hart Island and austerity measures among them. She edited the journal GAM for 4 years which was free and distributed based on the principle of mutual aid/gift economy. She serves as a mentor in the program Queer Art Mentorship.