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Lloyd Reshard, Jr. reads "Lost and Found in Tallahassee" by L. Lamar Wilson

Opera singer and poet reads a bilingual work about historical ironies and connections

Lloyd Reshard, Jr., who lives in Northwest Florida, is a professional opera singer, voice teacher and the lyricist in three choral collaborations with internationally renowned composer Sydney Guillaume: Nou La; This, Too, Shall Pass; and A Taste of Freedom.

Lloyd is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and volunteers his time with the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council and the Kukua Institute in Pensacola, Florida. For more information, visit Lloyd Reshard, Jr.'s website.

L. Lamar Wilson is the author of Sacrilegion (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), a Thom Gunn Award finalist; co-author of Prime: Poetry and Conversation (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014); and associate producer of The Changing Same (POV Shorts, 2019), which streams at American Documentary and airs on PBS.

His recent poems and essays have been have appeared at Callaloo, Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The New York Times, Interim, TriQuarterly, NPR, Oxford American, The Root, south, The Washington Post and elsewhere. Wilson, who spent nearly two decades in the nation’s top newsrooms, including the Times and the Post, has received fellowships from the Cave Canem, Civitella Ranieri, Ragdale, and Hurston-Wright foundations, is an Affrilachian Poet, and teaches creative writing, African American poetics, and film studies at Florida State University and The Mississippi University for Women.