Joyelle McSweeney is a poet interested in sound and event, the toxic and the Sublime. She is the author of eight books of poetry, prose, verse plays, and poetics. Recent works include the double-poetry collection Toxicon and Arachne; the verse play Dead Youth, or, the Leaks; and The Necopastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, a work of goth ecopoetics. With Johannes Göransson, she runs the international press Action Books, which has published poets like Aase Berg, Raúl Zurita, Kim Hyesoon, Anaïs Duplan, and Don Mee Choi. She lives in the Rust Belt.