Lloyd Schwartz

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Lloyd Schwartz is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus and taught in the MFA Program at UMass Boston. The author of five books of poetry, including the forthcoming Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems, his poems have been chosen for The Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. His publications include the Library of America edition of Elizabeth Bishop, the centennial edition of Bishop’s Prose, and Music In—and On—the Air, a collection of his music reviews for NPR’s Fresh Air. He was awarded the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in poetryHe is the current poet laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts.

  • In Purgatory

    Not easy.
  • GOD HOUR (ERIC LUNDQUIST: IN MEMORIAM)

    No mind, no form, I only exist;
  • SENTIMENTAL CONVERSATION

    In an ancient park, isolated and icy,
  • IS LIGHT ENOUGH ?

    Who’s there? I can’t seem to make out anything or anyone. Is
  • Jerry Garcia in a Somerville Parking Lot

    Past midnight, a man in his late 60s, tall, with long