Faculty & Staff
Lloyd Schwartz, PhD
Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Poetry, Creative Writing, Classical Music, Film, Elizabeth Bishop
PhD, Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop; Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
BA, Queen’s College, New York
Professional Publications & Contributions
Books of Prose
“That Sense of Constant Re-adjustment”: Elizabeth Bishop’s North & South, including the first comprehensive bibliography of Elizabeth Bishop, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1987
Music In—and On—the Air (collection of Fresh Air reviews), Arrowsmith Press, 2013
Poems, Articles, and Reviews
The Wall Street Journal, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Poetry, Tri-Quarterly, Grand Street, Slate, Salmagundi, Ploughshares, Agni, Massachusetts Review, Harvard Magazine, The New York Times Arts Section, Pequod, Boulevard, Partisan Review, Yale Review, Opera News, Northwest Review, Western Humanities Review, Seattle Review, Plume, Best American Poetry (twice), Best of the Best American Poetry (2013).
These People: Voices for the Stage, The Poets' Theatre, World Premiere: Boston, May 19-20, 1990
Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole, Boston Summer Opera Theater, 1972
Stravinsky’s Mavra, New England Chamber Opera, 1973
These People: Voices for the Stage, Poets’ Theatre, 1990
In live theater (with such actors as Tommy Lee Jones, James Woods, Stockard Channing, Cherry Jones and Alvin Epstein) and on a national radio program for children called The Spider's Web (playing among many other parts, Scrooge in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol).
Awards and grants
Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, 1994
National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Poetry Grant, 1990
Pushcart Prize, Volume 12, 1987
United States Information Agency Academic Specialist Grant, 1991,
Somerville Arts Council, 1989
Amphion Foundation (for writing about contemporary music), 1991
Professional Music Fraternity's Radio and Television Award, 1992
ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award (1980, 1987, 1990) for writing on classical music.
The Associates of the Boston Public Library "Literary Lights" Award, 1995
Classical Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix from 1976-2013
Senior Editor of Classical Music for the web journal New York Arts (newyorkarts.net)
Classical Music Critic. National Public Radio's Fresh Air.
Executive Board, PEN New England from 1983-1998.
Director/co-directed UMass Boston Creative Writing Program, 1982-2003
Poet in Residence, Tanglewood, 2008 (six poems set to music by Tanglewood Composition Fellows and performed by Tanglewood Vocal and Piano Fellows)
Daniel Varoujan Prize for Best Poem, New England Poetry Club, for his series “Vermeers” (1984).
Poetry Writing (UMass Boston undergraduate, MA, and MFA Programs)
Poetry and Poetics
Nature of Literature: Poetry
Master Class in Reading One’s Work Aloud (Joiner Institute, Bennington, George Washington University, New York State Summer Writers Institute)