“Is courage artifice? / As though to answer were within my means,” Lisa Russ Spaar writes in her poem, “Midas Passional.” It is this characteristic acceptance of the unknown that has set Spaar apart from many of her colleagues. For some, poetry provides answers. Spaar appreciates it mainly because it does not.
Spaar, who specializes in creative writing and poetry, has taught in the University’s English department since 1993. Though she previously was a professor at both James Madison University and the University of North Texas.