Chad and Jennifer Sweeney

Chad Sweeney is the author of three books of poetry, Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James Books, forthcoming 2010), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), and An Architecture (BlazeVox, 2007); and four chapbooks, most recently A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006). With David Holler, Sweeney edits the literary journal Parthenon West Review. Sweeney's poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2008 and Verse Daily, and in numerous journals and magazines including New American Writing, Black Warrior Review, Verse, Volt, Slope, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, and Denver Quarterly.He has been awarded both a Project Grant and a Cultural Equities Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission for his work as editor and translator, respectively.


Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of two poetry collections, most recently, How to Live on Bread and Music (Perugia Press, 2009). Her first collection, Salt Memory (Main Street Rag, 2006) won the 2006 Main Street Rag Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Southern Review, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard, Spoon River and Passages North, where she won the 2009 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. Her honors include a Cultural Equities Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a residency from Hedgebrook. Sweeney holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as assistant editor for DMQ Review.