Lloyd Schwartz is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts. His poetry collections include These People; Goodnight, Gracie; Cairo Traffic; and, most recently, Little Kisses (University of Chicago Press). His poems have been published in, among many other journals, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Agni, and Consequence, and have been selected for the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry (three times), and The Best of the Best American Poetry. His poetry awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. An authority on the poet Elizabeth Bishop, he co-edited the Library of America’s Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, & Letters and edited the centennial edition of Bishop’s Prose (FSG). He’s also the classical music critic for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air and the Contributing Arts Critic for WBUR’s the ARTery. His reviews for Fresh Air are collected in Music In‐and On‐the Air. For many years, he was the Classical Music Editor of the Boston Phoenix, for which he was awarded the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.