Poetry. "David Lloyd's two recent chapbooks, Sill and Vega, have seen his poetic writing develop a constellated elegance, drawing on the European dialectical lyric for the resonance of key terms such as 'sill, ', 'lintel, ' 'sheet, ' 'flock' and 'stone' but on American objectivism for its precisely-punctuated prosody. While David Lloyd can be a mighty polemicist in scholarship, his poetry is noteworthy for its extreme linguistic scrupulousness." John Wilkinson
"Intellectual, sensuous and knowing, David Lloyd's poetry shimmers across a lyric 'I' that disappears/reappears, where conventions are toyed with, suggested, then drowned in alternative possibilities. 'Molten gold was threaded into foundations & seams gleamed in the mortar. Mother mother they cried &/drained away the vital flux into the soil'." Maurice Scully"