Joyelle McSweeney is the author of the lyric novels Flet (Fence, 2008) and Nylund the Sarcographer (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007) as well as the poetry volumes The Commandrine and Other Poems (Fence, 2004) and The Red Bird (Winner, Fence Modern Poets Series, 2001). Her prose, poetry and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in many reviews, journals and anthologies. She is also a co-founder of Action Books and Action, Yes, a press and web-quarterly for international writing and hybrid forms, as well as a contributing editor of the collective culture blog Montevidayo. She holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame. A new volume of poems and plays, Percussion Grenade, is forthcoming from Fence in Spring 2012, and a new prose volume, Salamandrine, 8 Gothics, is forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press in Fall 2012. The Necropastoral, an artist’s book featuring engravings, collages, essays and poems was produced in collaboration with Andrew Shuta, was published by Spork Press in 2011.