Two Poems by Lisa Russ Spaar

Temple Autumnal

A Labour of


Lisa Russ Spaar is the author and editor of nine books of poetry and essays, including, most recently Vanitas Rough: Poems (Persea, 2012) and The Hide And Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry (Drunken Boat, 2013).  Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Library of Virginia Award for Poetry, the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, and a Rona Jaffe Award. She is currently editing an anthology of poems about Thomas Jefferson and Monticello for the University of Virginia Press.  She is a professor at the University of Virginia.