Dennis James Sweeney


Cars chase themselves

A bucket of white paint simmers

After so many burials

We know what we are looking for

And where

And thanklessly

Dennis James Sweeney’s writing has appeared in The Collagist, Crazyhorse, Five Points, Indiana Review, and Passages North, among others. He is the Small Press Editor of Entropy, an Assistant Editor of Denver Quarterly, the recipient of an MFA from Oregon State University, and a recent Fulbright fellow in Malta. Originally from Cincinnati, he lives in Colorado, where he is a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Denver.