Little Million Doors (Paperback)
Written during an autistic breakdown after his father's sudden death, Sweeney's visionary elegy for the living occupies the voice of the newly dead. Through shifting identities, genderless, omnigendered, bereft and haunted, this work affords an intimate mapping of grief--and a vision of what consciousness remains after the body.
Chad Sweeney is the author of five previous books of poetry, two books of translation (Farsi and Spanish), and two edited additions. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Volt, New American Writing, and elsewhere. He coordinates the Creative Writing program at California State University San Bernardino where he edits Ghost Town Literary Journal. He lives in Southern California with his partner, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney and their two little boys.