The Beat: Joyelle McSweeney; Season 2 Intro.

Knox Pods

Mar 25 2022 • 6 mins

Joyelle McSweeney is the author of ten books of poetry, stories, novels, essays, translations, and plays. She has won The Pushcart Prize, The Fence Modern Poets Series Award, and The Leslie Scalapino Prize for Innovative Women Performance Artists. With Carmen Maria Machado, she was the guest editor of Best American Experimental Writing 2020. With Johannes Göransson, she co-edits the international press Action Books and teaches at the University of Notre Dame.


Read today’s poem at BOMB: “Two Poems by Joyelle McSweeney”

Joyelle McSweeney’s Website

Bio and Poems at the Poetry Foundation

Poems at

“Kingdom” in The New York Times Magazine

“Joyelle McSweeney’s Poetry of Catastrophe” in The New Yorker

“A Poetry Reading by Joyelle McSweeney in conversation with David Baker and Kendra Sullivan”

Action Books, Edited by McSweeney And Johannes Göransson