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Poetry

Poetry Friday: God’s Gym

By Spaar Lisa Russ
My evening commute takes me along a highway that could be Anywhere, USA — a rootless route of chain restaurants, box stores, motels, gas stations. One evening, stopped at a red light, I noticed that the “L” in the local strip-mall Gold’s Gym sign had gone dark. I had one of those delicious negative epiphanies I can have, if I’m…
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Poetry Friday: Snow

By Women's Voices For Change
This week our January Poet-in-Residence, Lisa Russ Spaar, the much-published and much-honored winner of the  2009 Library of Virginia Award for Poetry and Director of the program in poetry writing at the University of Virginia,  examines the winter sky within and outside us all.  We publish this woman in gratitude for her gift of poems to Women’s Voices and in…
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New Years’ Poetry Friday: An End of The Year Gift from Lisa Russ Spaar

By Women's Voices For Change
You may recall that earlier in 2009 we celebrated Lisa Russ Spaar with these words from the judges of the Library of Virginia Literary Award: “her poems ‘abound in surprising inversions of syntax, and a diction striking for its sudden shifts from demotic to baroquely laden speech — from imagistic precision to statement.’” What better way to celebrate the end…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: Lisa Russ Spaar

By Women's Voices For Change
Sometimes it feels as if all the buzz in literature, especially poetry, is about youth. Who won the Yale Younger Poets Award? The XYZ Fellowship for Writers Under Thirty? That’s only one of the reasons we’re thrilled for Lisa Russ Spaar, who nearly a decade after being nationally recognized as an “emerging writer” by the Rona Jaffe Foundation, has not…
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