Lisa Russ Spaar is the author and editor of over ten books, most recently Orexia: Poems (2017), More Truly & More Strange: 100 Contemporary American Self-Portrait Poems (2020), and the forthcoming Madrigalia: New & Selected Poems(2021). A novel, Paradise Close, will appear in 2022. Spaar’s poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize Anthology series and recently her work has appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, IMAGE, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and the Harvard Review. Her honors include a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and an NEH Distinguished Professorship. Her “Second Acts” column on second books of poetry is a regular feature at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where for many years she has served as Director of Creative Writing.