John Sweet, b. 1968, winner of the 2014 Lummox Poetry Prize. He is opposed to the idea of plutocracies attempting to pass themselves off as democracies, and to all organized religion. not too impressed with television, either. Recent collections include Famine, Instructions For Drowning and the upcoming The Century Of Dreaming Monsters.
John Sweet prefers that his poetry to do the talking for him. But we would like to note that, through his many wonderful submissions over the years, he has helped shape the “voice” of this publication as much as anyone. He is published worldwide, with over a dozen collections to his credit. If you would like to read more about John, Penmen Review has a great interview that we recommend. The BLJ complete John Sweet collection includes well over 100 pieces from more than a decade. More