CHAD SWEENEY is a poet and translator. He is the author of six books of poetry, Little Million Doors (Nightboat Books, winner of Nightboat Prize, 2019), Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James Books), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga Press), White Martini of the Apocalypse (Marick Press), Wolf’s Milk:the Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney (Forklift Books, bilingual Spanish/English) and An Architecture (BlazeVOX Books), and two books of translation, The Art of Stepping Through Time, the selected poems of Iranian dissident poet, H.E. Sayeh (White Pine Press, with Mojdeh Marashi) and Pablo Neruda’s final book, The Call to Destroy Nixon and to Advance the Chilean Revolution (Marick Press, 2019).
Sweeney’s poems have been included in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Verse Daily, American Poetry Review, New American Writing, and the Writer's Almanac. He is the editor of the anthology, Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: Teaching Artists of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose, and Iroquois elder Maurice Kenny’s posthumous collection of poetry and prose: Monahsetah, Resistance, and Other Markings on Turtle’s Back. Chad Sweeney holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from Western Michigan University. He is an Associate Professor of English/ reative Writing at California State University San Bernardino and lives in southern California with his partner, Jennifer Kochanek Sweeney, and their two children.