“In Sarah V. Schweig’s poems any gesture extended to create a narrative or abbreviated to form an image of stillness can form the foundation of a lyric…. [M]asterfully poised hymns to dissatisfaction,... [w]hat we have in Schweig’s poems—full of dark panache and a cool, even murderous, wit—is an auspicious debut.”  —Mark Strand, Boston Review

The effect of reading Sarah Schweig’s verse is quietly dazzling and hard to describe: hallucinatory nuggets of feeling are shaped through extraordinary formal precision, apparently everyday observation, a taste for bathos, repetition and great precision of utterance. And the whole is full of longing and desire. Tinged with delicious regret and distance, Schweig evokes depth of feeling that will resonate with the reader. No, this is not nothing, but something fine indeed. It is a remarkable achievement.”  —Simon Critchley

“These poems forge new paths where worlds have disappeared. Out of the tenuous rises the emphatic, with possibilities offered like prayers.”  —Ann Beattie

Take Nothing with You - from University of Iowa Press, Kuhl House Poets
Reviewed in the LA Review of Books
Reviewed in Publishers Weekly


S - Dancing Girl Press, 2011

Waves, To a Son - The Yale Review (Waves was a "most-read" poem of 2023)
In the Eyes of the Company, Poem on My Birthday - Ocean State Review
Five Skeins - More Truly and More Strange: 100 Contemporary American Self-Portrait Poems
Five Skeins - Granta
A Departure, Brighton Beach (II) - BOMB 
Truth - Practice Catalogue
Contingencies (III), Dedication - The Cortland Review 
The Lovers - Audio Sancepan (audio archive here).
Shift, The Infinite, and Primordial Life - BOAAT 
Pastoral - The Literary Review 
Brighton Beach - featured in Poetry Daily
Contingencies, and an essay on its genesis - Poetry Society of America
Emptiness, Life on Plastic Mountain - Iowa Review 
Emptiness (Coda), The Audit, Red Bank - The White Review
Toward the Great Unity - Pen Poetry Series
The Tower - Tin House
Per Diem - Slice
Schweig - Horsethief
Human Animal - Parallax
As part of a tribute to Mark Strand, an essay called The Wish To Be Mark Strand, and an accompanying poem, The Abandonment - West Branch
The Returns - Wreck Park
Stories (II) - American Chordata
The Great Event - The Brazenhead Review
Theory of Ash, Pilgrim's Progress - The Winter Anthology
Contingencies (II) - Slice
Contingencies - West Branch
Doctrine of the Mask, The Infinite Network of Doors - clinic
Karma Academy, Transcendence, Her Dalliances (II) - Powder Keg
Her Dalliances - Everyday Genius
All the Masks - The Volta
The King, Pilgrim's Progress - Black Warrior Review
Theory of Ash - HTML Giant
Architecture - The Philadelphia Review of Books
After After Catullus - Brooklyn Poets
Quelle Night - “The Hide-and-Seek Muse: A Year of Chronicle Columns and Commentary on American Poetry” by Lisa Russ Spaar (Drunken Boat Media, 2013)
Anthem, A Girl from Tennessee, A Room I Lived in Once, Sehnsucht – Maggy
To a Daughter - Wave Books Online
Flower District - BRN
Room with two Windows - Black Warrior Review
The Hunger Rooms (Pushcart Prize nominee) - Paperbag Journal
Brighton Beach, Room with no Window, Tomorrow Morning, The Weaver - BOMB Magazine
Tonight - Painted Bride Quarterly
After Catullus, Cafe Sappho, Conspiracy Theory, Garment District, Stories, Sonnet, The Dream - Boston Review Poet's Sampler with introduction by Mark Strand
Excerpts from Addenda (Pushcart Prize nominee) - Revolution House Magazine
Sunset District - Verse Daily
Sunset District, Meanwhile in Our City of Abandon, Ex Machina - Western Humanities Review and InkNode

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