Lloyd Schwartz

Poet

N/A
Somerville, MA 02145-2217
Phone: 
617-666-3233
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston (MFA Program); Poet Laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts (2019-2021); Regular correspondent on classical music, dance, and the vuisual arts, Fresh Air with Terry Gross (NPR); Contributing Arts Critic, the ARTery, WBUR; Senior Editor of Classical Music, New York Arts (www.newyorkarts.net); Classical Music Editor, The Boston Phoenix (1976-2013); Editor. Elizabeth Bishop Prose (FSG, 2011); Co-editor, Elizabeth Bishop, Poems, Prose, and Letters (Library of America, 2008); Co-editor, Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (U of Michigan Press, 1983); Editor, Ploughshares, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1979)

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Liberation: New Works on Freedom (Beacon Press, 2015)
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Best of the Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2013)
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Essential Pleasures: Poems to Read Aloud (Norton, 2009)
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The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders (Picador, 2003)
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Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
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Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the City (Milkweed Editions, 2000)
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Handbook of Heartbreak (Morrow, 1998)
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Too Darn Hot: Writing About Sex Since Kinsey (Persea, 1998)
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Best American Poetry 1994 (Scribner, 1994)
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Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1991)
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Pushcart Prize XII (Pushcart Press, 1987)
Books:
Little Kisses (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
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Music In--and On--the Air (Arrowsmith Press, 2013)
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Elizabeth Bishop: Prose (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011)
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Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters (Library of America, 2008)
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Lloyd Schwartz: Greatest Hits 1973-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2003)
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Cairo Traffic (University of Chicago Press, 2000)
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Goodnight, Gracie (University of Chicago Press, 1992)
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Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (University of Michigan Press, 1983)
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These People (Wesleyan University Press, 1981)
Journals: , ,
Atlantic Monthly
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Boston Phoenix
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Consequence
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Court Green
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Grand Street
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Harvard Magazine
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Kenyon Review
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New Republic
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Northwest Review
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Paris Review
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Parnassus
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Partisan Review
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Pequod
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Poetry Daily
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Provincetown Arts
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Shenandoah
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Slate
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The New Yorker
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Western Humanities Review
Prizes won: 

Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, 2019; 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, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, John Keats, Frank O'Hara

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish, White
Prefers to work with: 
Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: May 08, 2019