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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 […]

Loving Her Fiercely–Remembering a Playwright, Poet, and Author

Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose acclaimed 1975 theater piece, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, died on October 28th. Deborah McDowell takes a look at Shange’s influence on the arts and on black women seeking strength and affirmation. Ms. McDowell is the Alice Griffin Professor of English and […]

Evening Primrose

  In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. “Evening Primrose” is the second featured poem by Rita Dove, 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Virginia Poet Laureate, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, and University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the […]

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 […]

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 […]