David Lloyd was born in Dublin in 1955.
His collections are 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). They are collected as Arc & Sill (Bristol, Shearsman, 2012).
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 chapbook press based in Los Angeles.
He lives in Los Angeles.