Today's poem is "Goldfinches"
from Vanitas, Rough

Persea Books

Lisa Russ Spaar is author of four acclaimed poetry collections and editor of several anthologies. Her recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Library of Virginia Award for Poetry, and the Carole Weinstein Poetry Award. Spaar is Professor of English at the University of Virginia and poetry editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education Review. She lives in Charlottesville.

Other poems by Lisa Russ Spaar in Verse Daily:
June 17, 2008:   "The Geese" "Just as God is not my sorrow..."
February 25, 2007:   "No Picnic" "My heart hollows..."
November 15, 2005:   "Winter Solstice" " Blue, tense with cold and joy..."

Books by Lisa Russ Spaar:

Other poems on the web by Lisa Russ Spaar:
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"After the Meeting, a Red Fox"
"Swift Among the Willows"
"The Irises"
Three poems
Twelve poems
Four poems

Lisa Russ Spaar According to Wikipedia.

About Vanitas, Rough:

"Spaarís language has become more muscular, more erotic, and more insistently visceral. . . .[She] sounds like no other poet writing today."
—Jennifer Chang

"An entrancing world of lush language and passionate imaginings."
Publishers Weekly

"Spaar is ringleader of a stunning lexicon."
—Christopher Matthews

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