PODCAST EPISODE

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. Links: Read today’s poem at BOMB: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/two-poems-joyelle-mcsweeney/ (“Two Poems by Joyelle McSweeney”) https://www.joyellemcsweeney.com/ (Joyelle McSweeney’s Website) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/joyelle-mcsweeney (Bio and Poems at the Poetry Foundation) https://poets.org/poem/simon-good (Poems at Poets.org) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/magazine/poem-kingdom.html (“Kingdom” in The New York Times Magazine) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/13/joyelle-mcsweeneys-poetry-of-catastrophe (“Joyelle McSweeney’s Poetry of Catastrophe” in The New Yorker ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53YJ_Ijvgqc ( “A Poetry Reading by Joyelle McSweeney in conversation with David Baker and Kendra Sullivan”) https://actionbooks.org/ (Action Books, Edited by McSweeney And Johannes Göransson)