Joyelle McSweeney is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Notre Dame’s graduate-level Creative Writing Program. She has published six books of poetry and prose, most of which include plays. Her forthcoming books include Dead Youth, or, The Leaks, a play which was chosen to inaugurate the Leslie Scalapino Prize for Innovative Women Playwrights, and The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, a book of poetics essays forthcoming from the University of Michigan Poets on Poetry Series.
She holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a co-founder of Action Books, an international press. Her teaching interests include creative writing, modern and contemporary literature, translation, visual arts, film, and intergenre, multimedia and multilingual poetics.