Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar’s five poetry collections include the forthcoming Orexia (2017) and Vanitas, Rough (2012), both with Persea Books. She has edited three anthologies, including Monticello in Mind:  50 Contemporary Poems on Jefferson (UVA Press, 2016). Her essay collection is The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry (Drunken Boat, 2013). Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Award, the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, and the Library of Virginia Award for Poetry. She teaches at the University of Virginia.