Dennis James Sweeney
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Dennis James Sweeney is the author of You’re the Woods Too and In the Antarctic Circle, as well as four chapbooks of poetry and prose, including Ghost/Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Being Haunted.

His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Ecotone, Ninth Letter, The New York Times, The Southern Review, and Witness, among others. A former Small Press Editor at Entropy and Assistant Editor at Denver Quarterly, he has an MFA from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Denver.

He has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Big Other Book Award, and the Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize. At Oregon State, he won the Joyce Carol Oates Award for Fiction. His writing has been supported by residencies from Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, I-Park Foundation, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Malta.

Originally from Cincinnati, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he teaches at Amherst College and GrubStreet.

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