David Lloyd

David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, is a poet, playwright, and critic, working primarily on Irish culture and on postcolonial, settler-colonial, cultural, and aesthetic theory. His poetry collections include Arc & Sill: Poems 1979–2009 (Shearsman, 2012) and The Harm Fields, which was recently released by Georgia Review Books. His play, The Press/Le Placard (2018), is available in a bilingual edition from Presses Universitaires du Midi. Lloyd’s most recent critical books include Counterpoetics of Modernity: On Irish Poetry and Modernism (Edinburgh University Press, 2022), Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics (Fordham University Press, 2019), and Beckett’s Thing: Painting and Theatre (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

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David Lloyd


Bar Null

All the waves arrive bereft of their refugees, the trees abolish even their ruins, amassed in the chamber of zeroes. There is nothing there to be filled: you could grow […]

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