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 ET

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 the founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry series and the author of six previous books of poems, including They Can’t Take That Away from Me, a finalist for the National Book Award. 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.

Photo Credit: Morgan Lacasse

Lloyd Schwartz
Lloyd Schwartz

Lloyd Schwartz

Lloyd Schwartz is the Poet Laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts, and the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He was the Classical Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix and is the longtime classical music critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, and a noted scholar and editor of the works of Elizabeth Bishop. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic, The New Republic, Plume, and Harvard Review and have been selected for the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. Among his awards are National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships for his poetry and the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His most recent poetry collection is Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press).

Photo credit: Michael J. Lutch

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