Joyelle McSweeney


Guggenheim Fellow Joyelle McSweeney is the author of ten books of poetry, drama and prose, a well-known critic, and a publisher of international literature in translation. McSweeney’s recent book, Toxicon and Arachne (Nightboat Books, 2020), was called “frightening and brilliant” by Dan Chiasson in the New Yorker and earned her the Shelley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her essay collection, The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, is widely regarded as a visionary work of eco-criticism. With Johannes Göransson, McSweeney is a co-founder of Action Books, an international press which has built readerships for vital poets and translators from around the world, including Griffin Prize Winners Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi, Destiny Hemphill, Raúl Zurita and Valerie Hsuing. She teaches at Notre Dame.
Her newest poetry collection, Death Styles is forthcoming in 2024 from Nightboat Books.

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Dead Youth, or, The Leaks
By Joyelle McSweeney

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