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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 […]

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 […]

The Whales

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. “The Whales” is the second featured poem 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Temple Gaudete

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 Temple Gaudete Deus homo factus est Natura mirante. Is love the start of a journey back? If so, back where, & make it holy. St. Cerulean Warbler, livid […]