Lisa Russ Spaar


Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of many collections of poetry, including Orexia (2017); Vanitas, Rough (2012); and Glass Town (1999), for which she won the Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers. She has also edited several volumes of poetry, and published an essay collection titled The Hide-And-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. Her writing frequently appears in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. Spaar is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

Festival Years: 2012