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Lloyd Schwartz

Author's Bio

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston (MFA Program); Regular correspondent on classical music and the arts, Fresh Air with Terry Gross (NPR); Senior Editor of Classical Music, New York Arts (www.newyorkarts.net); Classical Music Editor, The Boston Phoenix, 1976-2013; Editor. Elizabeth Bishop Prose (FSG); Co-editor, Elizabeth Bishop, Poetry, Prose, and Letters (Library of America); Co-editor, Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (U of Michigan Press); Editor, Ploughshares, Vol. 5, No. 2

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Music In--and On--the Air (Arrowsmith Press, 2013), Elizabeth Bishop: Prose (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011), Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters (Library of America, 2008), Lloyd Schwartz: Greatest Hits 1973-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2003), Cairo Traffic (University of Chicago Press, 2000), Goodnight, Gracie (University of Chicago Press, 1992), Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (University of Michigan Press, 1983), These People (Wesleyan University Press, 1981)
Anthologies:
Best of the Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2013), Essential Pleasures: Poems to Read Aloud (Norton, 2009), The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders (Picador, 2003), Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002), Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the City (Milkweed Editions, 2000), Handbook of Heartbreak (Morrow, 1998), Too Darn Hot: Writing About Sex Since Kinsey (Persea, 1998), Best American Poetry 1994 (Scribner, 1994), Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1991), Pushcart Prize XII (Pushcart Press, 1987)
Journals:
Agni, Asymptote, Atlantic Monthly, Boston Phoenix, Boulevard, Cortland Review, Court Green, Grand Street, Harvard Magazine, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Memorious, New Republic, Northwest Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Partisan Review, Pequod, Ploughshares, Plume, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Provincetown Arts, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, Slate, Southwest Review, The Cincinnati Review, The New Yorker, Tikkun, TriQuarterly, Western Humanities Review
Prizes:
Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, 1994; Associates of the Boston Public Library "Literary Light," 1995; NEA Creative Writing Fellowship Grant, 1990; Pushcart Prize, 1987; ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, 1980, 1987, 1990; Runner-up, Gustav Davidson Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America, 1990; Daniel Varoujan Prize, New England Poetry Club, 1984

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Frank O'Hara, John Keats, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Raymond Chandler

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: May 16, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Prisoners, Hospital patients
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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