with an introduction by GAIL MAZUR
This event includes a book signing
April 6, 2017
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
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