Lloyd Schwartz

Schwartz Lloyd

Lloyd Schwartz is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the poet laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts, for which he has just been awarded a 2021 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate fellowship. His poems have been selected for the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. In 2019, he was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in poetry. A noted editor of the works of Elizabeth Bishop, he is also the longtime classical music critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and was the classical music editor of The Boston Phoenix, for which he was awarded the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. His latest book is Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press).

 

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/W/bo95485299.html

 

  • The Rehearsal

    “At our first duo rehearsal—Bach’s B-
  • 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