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Summer Reading: History Revisited

Add to your summer reading list with books that take a look back at history. Patricia A. (Patsy) Goolsby, UVA Bookstore Book-Events Coordinator, recommends a few titles that address racial awareness. Ms. Goolsby was one of 16 UVA staffers sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and UVA Human […]

Summer Reading: A User’s Guide

Summer is the perfect time to begin reading a new book, but knowing where to look for new reading material is often tricky. Sarah Lawson, Assistant Director for the Virginia Center for the Book with the Virginia Humanities, gives her suggestions on where to start.   “Summer reading” means a lot of things to a […]

Bird in the Hospital

As the songbirds of spring fill the air and unusual spaces, Lifetime Learning shares more creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Lisa Russ Spaar is a Professor and Director of Creative Writing and Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts […]

She Came to Learn

As graduation season begins, Gregory Orr gives us “She Came to Learn,” a poem that is steeped in the story of studying at the University of Virginia. Mr. Orr, a professor in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will be retiring at the end of the spring […]

Being With a Skin of Brain

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning celebrates with another piece of creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, shares his 1980s poem, “Being With a Skin of Brain.”   Being With a Skin […]

Recess and the Speed of Sound

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning celebrates with creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Debra Nystrom gives us “Recess and the Speed of Sound” from her most recent book, Night Sky Frequencies: New and Selected Poems. Ms. Nystrom is a professor in the Department of English in the College and […]

Ten Russian Novels You Need To Read To Be a Better Human

Book recommendations have been popular with our Lifetime Learning Thoughts From the Lawn followers, and this reprint of Andy Kaufman‘s newsletter article gives more titles to add to your reading list. Mr. Kaufman is a lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at […]

Temple On My Knees

As Valentine’s Day comes to a close, Lifetime Learning shares a final poem, “Temple On My Knees,” by Lisa Russ Spaar, Professor and Director of Creative Writing and Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Ms. Spaar is the author of […]

Half-Past February Sharp

Lifetime Learning shares more Valentine’s poetry with “Half-Past February Sharp” by Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Mr. Cushman was a Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2014-2016 and a recipient of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia […]

Heart to Heart

For Valentine’s Day, Lifetime Learning shares “Heart to Heart,” a poem by Rita Dove. Ms. Dove is the 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Virginia Poet Laureate, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner, and University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please share your reflections […]