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Margaret Lloyd was born in Liverpool, England, of Welsh parents and grew up in a Welsh immigrant community in central New York State. She attended the University of Rochester as an undergraduate and received her Ph.D. at the University of Leeds, England, working under the supervision of the poet Geoffrey Hill. A poet and painter, she lives in Florence, Massachusetts, and is Professor Emeritus of English at Springfield College.
 
Lloyd’s first book was a critical study of Williams Carlos Williams’ long poem Paterson, now considered seminal in the field. She has published four collections of poems: This Particular Earthly Scene; A Moment in the Field: Voices from Arthurian Legend; Forged Light; and most recently, Travelling on My Own Errands:  Voices of Women from The Mabinogi. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies and she has received several awards, fellowships, and residencies. As a visual artist, Lloyd began as watercolor painter, then moved into working with slate, and is now immersed in painting with oil. She has held several exhibitions, as well as published paintings and painting/poem pairs in journals, nationally and internationally.

BOOKS

 

Travelling on My Own Errands:  Voices of Women from The Mabinogi. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.
Forged Light. Open Field Press
A Moment in the Field: Voices from Arthurian Legend. Plinth Books
This Particular Earthly Scene. Alice James Books
William Carlos Williams & Paterson: A Critical Reappraisal. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (2021-2022)

 

“This Moment,” Passager (Issue 73, Sept. 2022). Received honorable mention in Passager 2022 poetry contest
 

“Outside My House a Tree,” “When Always Becomes Never,” “The Rope Holds the Red Kayak,” Shot Glass Journal (#37, June 2022)
 

“Supplication,” “Driving Back,” “What Happens,” “Document,” Doubly Mad (Vol 7, issue 9, 2022)
 

“Now,” *82 Review (10.1, 2022)
 

“Third Journey,” Agni (#92, 2021)
 

“The Angel Makes a Work of Art,” Poetry East (Nos 102 & 103, 2021)
 

“A Visitation Starts the Day,” The Comstock Review (Spring/ Summer 2021)
 

“A Morning and the Night Before,” “This Singular Hour,” Nine Mile Magazine (Spring 2021 Vol 9 No 1)
 

“Cupbearer to the Gods,” “Late Service,” Worcester Review (Vol XLII, Nos 1 & 2, 2021)
 

“Pegmatite,” humana obscura (spring/summer 2021)
 

“Intimacy,” “Underground,” “A Blessing” Poem (no 24 2021)
 

“St. Bartholomew,” “Last Words of Saint Anthony of Padua” Imagining Vasalius, An Ekphrastic, Scholarly and Literary Celebration of the 1543 De Humani Corpuris Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius, ed. Richard Ratzan (2020)

ART EXHIBITIONS

 

Burnett Gallery, Jones Library, Amherst, MA
Lathrop Inn Gallery, Easthampton
Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT
Leverett Library Gallery
Hosmer Art Gallery, Forbes Library
C3 Gallery, Amherst
Hope and Feathers Gallery, Amherst
Elusie Gallery, Easthampton
Northampton Center for the Arts
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke
Willliam Blizard Gallery, Springfield College

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ART PUBLICATIONS


“Trees,” “Night’s Estate,” and “Breaking Through,” *82 Review
“The Sky Altering,” Third Wednesday
“Camlan” and “The Laws of Earth,” Third Wednesday
“Untitled,” Planet: The Welsh Internationalist
“Northern Lake,” Poetry Wales (special edition on poetry and painting)

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

Northampton Visual Arts and Poetry Biennial: juried poetry event
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Nominated ten times for Pushcart Prize
Yaddo Residency
Fellowship to Hawthornden Castle: International Retreat for Writers, Scotland
Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award, Willow Springs
Fellowship, Breadloaf Writers & Conference at Middlebury College
International Merit Award Winner in Atlanta Review & International Poetry Competition
Commendation in the National Poetry Competition (Chester H. Jones Foundation)
Springfield College Distinguished Professor of Humanics
Northeast Modern Language Association Summer Grant

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SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

Review of Jeffrey Wainwright’s As Best We Can, Stand (Vol 19, No 2, 2021)


“On the Way to Jack’s House,” The Massachusetts Review (Fall 2020)


“Introduction,” Open Field: Poems from Group 18, Open Field Press


“Beyond the Islands,” (review of Selected Poems by Christine Evans), Planet: The Welsh Internationalist


“The Woman Made of Flowers,” (review of Blodeuwedd: An Anthology of Women’s Poetry), Planet: The Welsh Internationalist


“The Threshold of Belief” (review of The Red Window by Pamela Stewart), Planet: The Welsh Internationalist


"Six Englynion and a Cywydd by Gwerful Mechain," Poetry Wales


"The Symposium on Formal/Free Verse," Poetry Wales


"A Thematic Approach to Teaching The Bluest Eye,” Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women


"Ethnicity, Race, and Contemporary Poetry in the United States," Poetry Wales


"The Newspaper Landscape of Williams & Paterson,” Contemporary Literature


"The Interlace Element in Paterson,” Twentieth Century Literature

SELECTED ANTHOLOGY PUBLICATIONS

 

Anthology 2017: Celebrating Writers of the Pioneer Valley
Paradise Found: A Walking Tour of Northampton through Poetry and Art
New England Poets on Art
Lit from Inside:  40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books
Wider than the Sky:  Thirty Years of Poetry East
Other Land: Contemporary Poems on Wales and Welsh-American Experience
Anthology 09, Downtown Writer's Center
Open Field: Poems from Group18
War: an anthology
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror
Crossing Paths: An Anthology of Poems by Women
National Poetry Competition Winners Anthology
Who Are The Rich and Where Do They Live: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles, and Renegades
Orpheus & Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology

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SELECTED POETRY READINGS

Music from Salem, Cambridge, New York
Harvard University
Smith College
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
University of Wales, Bangor
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island
Associated Writing Programs Conference, Boston
A.P.E. Gallery reading, Northampton, MA

University of California, Los Angeles
Springfield College
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Bates College.
University of Rochester
Fairfield University
Pskov, Russia (Pskov Writer’s Association)
Emily Dickinson Museum
Worcester Poetry Association
Bryn Mawr College
Worcester State College
University of Maine, Farmington
Hill-Stead Museum
Eastern Connecticut State University
Jones Library, Amherst
New Haven Arts Space
Boston Public Library
Odyssey Bookstore, South Hadley
Northampton Center for the Arts
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, poetry series
Aberystwyth Town Library, Wales
Mocha Maya, Shelburne Falls

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

“Night Watch,” Poetry East

 

“In the Presence of the Lord,” “Marriage,” Measure

 

“City and Lake,” Poetry Wales

 

“West Kennet Long Barrow,” Planet: The Welsh Internationalist

 

“Markings,” Stone Canoe

 

“The Sweater,” Comstock Review

 

“Bedivere on Arthur’s Passing,” “Arthur’s Confession,” and “Guinevere after the Wars,” Primavera
 

The Trap,” Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose

 

“Near the Harbor,” Green Mountains Review

 

“One of Us,” The Journal

 

“The Beginning of the North Country,” West Branch

 

“Not About Daily Life and “Driving Through a World Not Seen,” The Gettysburg Review

 

“Red Dress,” Willow Springs

 

"In the Late Evening," "The Argument," and "Beyond the Maples and Pines,” New England Review

 

"What Keeps Me Here," and "What She Wants," The Minnesota Review

 

"Coming Down Rain From Light," Passages North

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