Lisa Russ Spaar is the author/editor of over 10 books of poetry and criticism, most recently Orexia: Poems (Persea, 2017) and Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson (UVA Press, 2016). Her honors include a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. Spaar’s commentaries, reviews, and columns about poetry have appeared regularly or are forthcoming in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia.
This poem appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 16, Art To receive the LARB Quarterly ...