Chad Sweeney is the author of two previous books of poetry, An Architecture and Arranging the Blaze, and his co-translation of the Iranian poet H.E. Sayeh will appear next year as The Art of Stepping Through Time. He edited the City Lights Publishers anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds and is co-editor of Parthenon West Review. His poems have appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry and Verse Daily. He teaches poetry and lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.