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Temple You

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. “Temple You” is written by Lisa Russ Spaar, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is the author […]

in tu i tion

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. The poem “in tu i tion” is written by Marga Odahowski of the University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center. She is the author of The Way of the Hammock – Designing Calm for a Busy Life (Hay House […]

WHERE THE CANCER CENTER’S NEW WING WOULD BE

  In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April.  The second poem in this series, “Where the Cancer Center’s New Wing Would Be,” is written by Debra Nystrom, Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Nystrom […]

FROM HOTHEAD

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. This excerpt from the book Hothead: A Poem is written by Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Below is a synopsis of Cushman’s new book: Hothead […]

BESIDE THE POINT

Written by Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences BESIDE THE POINT The sky has never won a prize. The clouds have no careers. The rainbow doesn’t say  my work, thank goodness. The rock in the creek’s not so productive. The mud on the bank’s not […]

THE POND

Written by Debra Nystrom, Professor, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences A little cool, you think, then the iron-scent takes you in, you leave your feet and let it—   early summer chill easing its ripple across your chest as if this water never held a body […]

Epiphany Madrigal

Written by Lisa Russ Spaar, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Epiphany Madrigal for Sydney Hall Blair   What’s a gift if not the heart’s envoi, a cut, a wrap, a species of we’re done here, it’s over, concluded, […]

New Year’s Eve

Written by Lisa Russ Spaar, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   New Year’s Eve   I’m a sucker for a gothic ending: for example, this opal brooch of sky, like milk tinged with blood behind a leaden fret […]

Duet

Written by Lisa Russ Spaar, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   Duet             New Year’s Eve   Two sisters side by side, benched at the gleaming fin of the living room’s out-of-tune baby grand, work out a mash-up, […]

Advent Madrigal

Written by Lisa Russ Spaar, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Advent Madrigal   Is waiting . . . a narrative? Can it be a way to live? This usher moon, globular flashlight, sketches the narrow aisle of night, […]