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Goodnight Gracie
Lloyd Schwartz
University of Chicago Press

Cairo Traffic
Lloyd Schwartz
University of Chicago Press

Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art
Lloyd Schwartz
University of Michigan Press

These People
Lloyd Schwartz
Wesleyan University Press
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Contemporary American Poetry Archive


He Tells His Mother what he's Working On
A True Poem

Lloyd Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York, but has lived in Somerville for 20 years. He is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, and is also the Classical Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix and a regular commentator on National Public Radio's Fresh Air. He is the author of three books of poems, These People (Wesleyan University Press), Goodnight, Gracie (University of Chicago Press), and Cairo Traffic (University of Chicago Press), as well as the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art (University of Michigan Press) and co-editor, with Robert Giroux, of the forthcoming Library of America edition of the collected poetry and prose of Elizabeth Bishop. His poems, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Poetry, Tri-Quarterly, Grand Street, Slate, Salmagundi, Ploughshares, and Agni. His poems have won a Pushcart Prize and have been selected twice for The Best American Poetry series.

He has won grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States Information Agency, and the Somerville Arts Council, is the recipient of the International Music Fraternity's Radio and Television Award, and is a three-time winner of ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award for his writings on classical music. He was a member of the Executive Board of PEN New England from 1983-1998. In 1995, the Associates of the Boston Public Library chose him as one of Boston's "Literary Lights." In 1994 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

Lloyd Schwartz has also acted in live theater (with such actors as Tommy Lee Jones, James Woods, and Stockard Channing) and on a national radio program for children called The Spider's Web.

6 April 2005, 8 p.m.
Lloyd Schwartz at the Boston Conservatory, the opera studio, 4th floor, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA.

11 April 2005, 8 p.m.
Lloyd Schwartz will read his translation “Trois Melodies,” three poems set by Eric Satie, at the 65th Birthday Concert: I’ll Sing On, by mezzo-soprano Jane Struss. Admission is free.Church of St. John the Evangelist, Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill.

12 April 2005, noon
NHTI’s 4th Annual Celebration of Poetry with Lloyd Schwartz
New Hampshire Technical Institute

12 April 2005, 8 p.m.

Lloyd Schwartz on James Levine's First Year at the BSO
Cambridge Center for Adult Education

19 April 2005, 7 p.m.

Tribute to Robert Lowell with Frank Bidart, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, and Lloyd Schwartz. Emerson College, Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont St., Boston.

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