Dennis James Sweeney: A Reading and Conversation

November 30, 2021 - 7:30 pm
Frost Library, CHI Think Tank
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Please join us for a reading and conversation. Dennis James Sweeney is the author of In the Antarctic Circle, winner of the 2020 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, as well as four chapbooks of poetry and prose, including Ghost/Home: A Beginner's Guide to Being Haunted. His writing has appeared in Five Points, Ninth Letter, The New York Times and The Southern Review, among other publications. A Small Press Editor of Entropy and former Fulbright Fellow in Malta, he has an M.F.A. from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Originally from Cincinnati, he lives in Amherst, where he teaches at Amherst College. He can be found online at

“This elliptical, haunted document is as beautiful and dangerous as the cold continent of which it sings, whispering of loss, of loneliness, of identity, of extinction. A perfect Beckettian marriage between the spoken and the unspoken, the said and the unsayable, this sublime collection speaks as much from its white spaces as from its exquisitely ordered text. In the Antarctic Circle is an unforgettable experience from a master stylist.”
—Maryse Meijer, author of The Seventh Mansion: A Novel

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Catherine Newman
(413) 542-8200
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