Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA

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2021 Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA


In 2021, Lloyd Schwartz was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Schwartz will continue his projects as poet laureate of Somerville, including “Let’s Talk About a Poem,” a monthly discussion group with Somerville residents, as well as workshops and discussions with Somerville High School students. He will also conduct interviews with poets on Somerville Community Access Television, launch poetry and translation prizes, commission Somerville musicians to set student poems and translations to music, visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities to read poems to the residents, and encourage them to find poetic inspiration in their own experiences.