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Creche: Epiphany

As the holiday season comes to a close, the journey continues. Lifetime Learning shares the final poem in a seasonal series by Lisa Russ Spaar: “Creche: Epiphany.” Ms. Spaar is 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 […]

New Year’s Eve

2020 is here and so are reflections about where we’ve been and where we are going. Lisa Russ Spaar gives us another thought-provoking poem for this holiday season: “New Year’s Eve.” Ms. Spaar is Professor and Director of Creative Writing and Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing in the Department of English in the College […]

The House of Hospitalities

Hospitality is a hallmark of the holiday season, and Kiki Petrosino describes a “hospitality that moves, in language and memory, across generations” in her commentary on Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The House of Hospitalities.” Ms. Petrosino is a Professor of Poetry in the Department of English Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of […]

Advent Madrigal

It’s a season of anticipation as UVA faculty poet Lisa Russ Spaar illustrates in her poem, “Advent Madrigal.” Ms. Spaar is 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 & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Lifetime […]

Seasons Change Before We’re Ready

Just as autumn wanes and winter draws near, so do the seasons of our lives ebb and flow. Debra Nystrom, Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, gives us the poem, “Seasons Change Before We’re Ready.” We welcome […]

Thanksgiving in the Chinese Garden

In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Lifetime Learning is pleased to share the creative talents of UVA faculty poets. Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor in the Department of English, University of Virginia, gives us his poem, “Thanksgiving in the Chinese Garden.” We welcome your comments below.   Thanksgiving in the Chinese Garden […]

November

As autumn grows darker and November brings its chill, Lifetime Learning is pleased to share the creative talents of UVA faculty poets. Lisa Russ Spaar is 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 & Sciences at […]

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 […]