Lisa Russ Spaar
Lisa Russ Spaar is an American poet.
Her work has appeaered in The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, The Paris Review, Sonora Review, The Southwest Review.
- 2011 Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize 
- 2009/2010 Guggenheim Fellowship 
- 2001 Emily Clark Balch Award of the Virginia Quarterly Review
- 2000 Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers
- 1997 Finalist, National Poetry Series
- 1996 Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artists Award
- 1978 Academy of American Poets Prize - University of Virginia
- 1980 Hoyns Fellowship in Poetry - University of Virginia
- "Lullabye", Blackbird, Fall 2003
- "New Year's Eve", Blackbird, Fall 2003
- "The Insomnia of Hildegarde of Bingen", Blackbird, Fall 2003
- "The Ice House"; "Hammock", Cortland Review, November 2007
- "I Consider My Mother's Mind", Slate, July 10, 2007
- "Virginia Woolf's Insomnia", Drunken Boat
- "Mesmer's Insomnia", Drunken Boat
- "Portrait of Insomnia with Giorgio de Chirico", Drunken Boat
- "mortification (2)"; "mortification (3)"; "So"; "Fawn", Free Verse, Spring 2006
- "Love Poem", Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 1986
- "Keats House", Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall 2005
- 'After John Donne's "To his Mistress Going to Bed"', poets.org
- Satin Cash: Poems. Persea Books. 2008. ISBN 978-0-89255-343-3.
- All That Mighty Heart: London Poems (ed.). University of Virginia Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8139-2717-6.
- Blue Venus: Poems, Persea Books, 2004.
- Acquainted With the Night: Insomnia Poems. Columbia University Press. Fall 1999. ISBN 978-0-231-11544-5.
- Glass Town, poems. Red Hen Press. 1999. ISBN 978-1-888996-18-0.
- Blind Boy on Skates, Trilobite Chapbooks of the University of Northern Texas Press, 1987.
- Cellar. Alderman Press. 1983.
- Past grief. University of Virginia. 1982.
- Charles Wright, David Lehman, ed. (2008). Best American Poetry, 2008. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-9975-6.
Lisa Russ Spaar’s poem "I Consider My Mother's Mind" makes me think of something that that has been suddenly and violently emptied after a long time of neglect, a wallet crammed with too many business cards, gummed encrusted post it notes, receipts, expired credit cards and coupons, small scraps of paper with phone numbers attached to first names whose faces you've forgotten.
- "Lisa Russ Spaar and the Leveling Effects of Memory", Ted Burke blogspot, July 10, 2007