Twentyone Men and a Ghost
Published by Smith/Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
Twentyone Men and a Ghost is a compelling tourde-force by a poet at the top of his game.
'Sweeney's spells in Berlin and Transylvania have a strange aptness. They are places where the obsessives who wander through the sawn-off narratives of his poems might fancy ending up. On arrival they might reflect that they should have wished more carefully, but equally they would know there had been no choice but to follow where the impulse led' Sean O'Brien