Lloyd Schwartz

reads from

Little Kisses

with an introduction by GAIL MAZUR

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
6
Thursday
April 6, 2017
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning music critic and poet LLOYD SCHWARTZ—author of These People, Goodnight, Gracie, and Cairo Traffic—for a discussion of his latest poetry collection, Little Kisses. Schwartz will be introduced by Forbidden City author GAIL MAZUR, Distinguished Writer in Residence in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing Program.

About Little Kisses

Called “the master of the poetic one-liner” by the New York Times, acclaimed poet and critic Lloyd Schwartz takes his characteristic tragicomic view of life to some unexpected and disturbing places in this, his fourth book of poetry. Here are poignant and comic poems about personal loss—the mysterious disappearance of his oldest friend, his mother’s failing memory, a precious gold ring gone missing—along with uneasy love poems and poems about family, identity, travel, and art with all of its potentially recuperative power. Humane, deeply moving, and curiously hopeful, these poems are distinguished by their unsentimental but heartbreaking tenderness, pitch-perfect ear for dialogue, formal surprises, and exuberant sense of humor.

Gail Mazur
Gail Mazur

Gail Mazur

Gail Mazur is Distinguished Writer in Residence in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing Program and founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Center. She is the author of They Can't Take That Away from Me (a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award), Zeppo's First Wife (a Massachusetts Book Award winner and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and Forbidden City. She has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bunting Insitute of Radcliffe College as well as the St. Botolph Club Foundation Distinguished Artist Award.

Lloyd Schwartz
Lloyd Schwartz

Lloyd Schwartz

Lloyd Schwartz is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English and teaches poetry in the Creative Writing MFA program at UMass Boston. The longtime Classical Music Editor of the Boston Phoenix and classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air, he's now also Senior Editor of Classical Music for the web-journal New York Arts and Contributing Arts Critic for Boston’s public radio station’s The ARTery. Schwartz is the author of four poetry volumes—These People, Goodnight, Gracie, Cairo Traffic, and most recently Little Kisses, and a collection of his Fresh Air reviews, Music In—and On—the Air. He has edited three books by or about Elizabeth Bishop, including The Library of America’s Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters. His honors include an NEA fellowship grant in Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, inclusion in The Best American Poetry and The Best of the Best American Poetry, three ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for his writing about music, and the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

Photo credit: Michael J. Lutch

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