Biography

Margaret Lloyd was born in Liverpool, England of Welsh parents and grew up in a Welsh 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. In recent years, Lloyd has become a watercolor painter and has held several exhibitions, as well as published 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's Paterson: A Critical Reappraisal. Fairleigh Dickinson University

     Press

 

SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

“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

 

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

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

Northampton Visual Arts and Poetry Biennial: juried poetry event

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Nominated five 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's 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

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

“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 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

Springfield Library reading

Bryn Mawr College

Worcester State College

University of Maine, Farmington

Hill-Stead Museum

Smith College, Neilson Library

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

 

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

 

ART PUBLICATIONS

 

“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)

 

 

 

Artist's Resume