November 20th, 2013: David Lloyd

The Poetry and Poetics Colloquium is pleased to welcome poet and scholar David Lloyd to Northwestern for a performance and reading on November 20th at 5:00 pm in the Guild Lounge of Scott Hall. Pianist Olga Ridgway and singer Elisa Sutherland will perform a song cycle, composed by Hao Huang, and based on Lloyd’s 1993 chapbook Change of State.

David Lloyd, born in Dublin, is a writer and critic currently living in California and teaching at the University of California, Riverside. Arc & Sill: Poems 1979-2009, (Shearsman Books and New Writers Press, 2012) collects his five previous books of poetry: Taropatch (Oakland: Jimmy’s House of Knowledge, 1985), Coupures (Dublin: hardPressed Poetry, 1987), Change of State (Berkeley: Cusp Books, 1993), Sill, (Los Angeles: Cusp Books, 2006), and Vega (Los Angeles: Mind Made Books, 2009). His play, The Press, has had staged readings in Dublin, Los Angeles, Liverpool, and Manila, and premiered at Liverpool Hope University in 2010. As a critic, he works on Irish literature and culture and on poetry and aesthetics. His most recent critical book is Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity, 1800-2000: The Transformation of Oral Space (Cambridge, 2011). He is also the editor of Cusp Books, a chap book press based in Los Angeles.



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