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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 […]

Their Time, Our Time

This Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the World War I Armistice centennial, when guns on the Western Front fell silent. Mr. C. Brian Kelly gives us an interesting look at some of the key characters behind the first global war in his article “Their Time, Our Time.” Mr. Kelly is an assistant professor and teaches […]

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 […]

Tools of Displacement

Originally published in Slate Magazine, June 23, 2017. Written by University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Ph.D. candidates Sophie Abramowitz, Eva Latterner, and Gillet Rosenblith. Reposted with permission. Sophie Abramowitz specializes in 19th Century American, 20th Century American, African American, Cultural, and Sound Studies as a Ph.D. candidate in the […]

Ode to Left-Handedness

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty all month long. The third poem in this series, entitled “Ode to Left-Handedness,” is written by Gregory Orr, Professor of English at the University of Virginia and author of twelve collections of poetry, including River Inside the River (W.W.Norton, 2013) […]

A Spanish Day

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty all month long. This poem, “A Spanish Day,” is written by Stephen Cushman, Robert C Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He says this about his poem: “This poem was written on […]