Poetry. Disability Studies. A moving poetic account of grief and record of post-traumatic stress after the loss of a parent. Written during an autistic breakdown after his father's sudden death, Chad Sweeney's visionary elegy for the living occupies the voice of the newly dead. Through shifting identities, genderless, omnigendered, bereft and haunted, this work affords an intimate mapping of grief—and a vision of what remains of consciousness after the body dies.
Chad Sweeney is the author of six books of poetry—including LITTLE MILLION DOORS (Nightboat Books, 2019) and AN ARCHITECTURE (BlazeVOX [books], 2007)—two books of translation (Farsi and Spanish), and two edited additions. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Volt, New American Writing, and elsewhere. He coordinates the Creative Writing program at California State University San Bernardino where he edits Ghost Town Literary Journal. He lives in Southern California with his partner, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney and their two little boys.Author City: REDLANDS, CA USA