Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of many collections of poetry, including Glass Town (Red Hen Press, 1999), Blue Venus (Persea, 2004), Satin Cash (Persea, 2008), and Vanitas, Rough (Persea, 2012). She is the editor of Acquainted with the Night: Insomnia Poems and All that Mighty Heart: London Poems, and The Mind of Monticello: Poems about Jefferson (forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press in 2016). A collection of her essays, The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations on Contemporary Poetry, appeared from Drunken Boat Media in 2013. A professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, she is currently at work on a new book of poems.


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