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Author: Joyelle McSweeney

Joyelle McSweeney is the author of three books of poetry and three books of prose, most of which also contain plays. Her most recent titles include DEAD YOUTH, OR, THE LEAKS (Litmus Press, 2014), SALAMANDRINE, 8 GOTHICS (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), and PERCUSSION GRENADE (Fence, 2012). She is a founder of the international press Action Books and a contributor to the culture site Montevidayo.org. She teaches at the University of Notre Dame. The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, a book of transnational, transgenre poetics essays, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan's Poets on Poetry Series in Winter, 2015.

The Commandrine and Other Poems
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The Commandrine and Other Poems

Fence Books

Poetry. "Joyelle McSweeney's THE COMMANDRINE AND OTHER POEMS is a necessary series of interrogations. This verse play and poems question what it means to endure knowledge in a global economy. With Yeatsian breadth,McSweeney insists not on anarchy bu...

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Dead Youth, or, The Leaks
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Dead Youth, or, The Leaks

Litmus Press

Drama. Poetry. Winner of the 2013 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers. In this farce set on a hijacked containership on its way to Magnetic Island, Julian Assange attempts to "reboot" a troupe of DEAD YOUTH—teenagers from...

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Flet: A Novel
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Flet: A Novel

Fence Books

Fiction. FLET is set in a spaced-out, delimited future in which all cities have been evacuated after an "Emergency," and is named for its quiescent-but-full-of-agency female protagonist. Flet is an Administration flunky who begins to suspect that th...

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Nylund, the Sarcophager
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Nylund, the Sarcophager

Tarpaulin Sky Press

Fiction. NYLUND, THE SARCOGRAPHER is a baroque noir. Its eponymous protagonist is a loner who tries to comprehend everything from the outside, like a sarcophagus, and with analogously ornate results. The method by which the book was written, and by ...

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Percussion Grenade: Poems & Plays
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Percussion Grenade: Poems & Plays

Fence Books

Poetry. Music and drama as weapons of productive destruction. This collection by prize-winning, massively influential literary star Joyelle McSweeney explodes the twinned and dangerous notions that images are pretty, and that they land predictably. ...

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The Red Bird
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The Red Bird

Fence Books

Poetry. Winner of the 2001 Fence Modern Poets Series Prize, selected by Allen Grossman. With the persistent, dappled vision of an ecstatic pragmatist, Joyelle McSweeney sees things as they are through "the modern knothole." Eventuality, delicately s...

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Salamandrine: 8 Gothics
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Salamandrine: 8 Gothics

Tarpaulin Sky Press

Fiction. "One would not make love to a Salamandrine during a sandstorm," wrote Aleister Crowley, anticipating by some sixty years the note of caution that Tarpaulin Sky must attach to the Black Book whose image now burns before you: Dear Reader, ban...

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