Lisa Russ Spaar, Poet and Essayist, reads from her work as the final installment of the Spring 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
Lisa Russ Spaar is the author/editor of over ten books of poetry and criticism, most recently Monticello in Mind: 50 Contemporary Poems on Jefferson (2016) and Orexia: Poems (2017). Her honors include a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Library of Virginia Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, IMAGE, Yale Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Best American Poetry series, and many other journals and anthologies. Her commentaries, reviews, and columns about poetry have appeared regularly in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing Program, and Director of the Area Program in Poetry Writing at the University of Virginia.
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