Lisa Russ Spaar's most recent book of poems is Vanitas, Rough (Persea Books, 2012). A collection of her essays, The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry, is due out this spring. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Weinstein Award for Poetry, the Library of Virginia Award, and a Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers. She is a professor at the University of Virginia.
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Harriet Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume I of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach.Poetry