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New Dominion Bookshop to celebrate release of Lisa Russ Spaar anthology

New Dominion BookshopNew Dominion Bookshop will host a poetry reading to celebrate the launch of Lisa Russ Spaar’s new anthology, More Truly and More Strange: 100 Contemporary American Self-Portrait Poemson Wednesday, March 25, from 5-6 p.m.

The evening will include readings from some of the anthology’s contributors, including Debra Nystrom, Gregory Orr, Kiki Petrosino, R. T. Smith, Brian Teare, and Charles Wright.

This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Spaar is the author of over 10 books, most recently Orexia: Poems (Persea, 2017). Her honors include a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEH Distinguished Professorship. Spaar’s poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize Anthology series, and in PoetryBoston ReviewIMAGEThe New YorkerVQR, and elsewhere.

Her essays and reviews have been published in The New York TimesThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

About New Dominion Bookshop

Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. Located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, New Dominion is a general trade bookshop that serves as the hub for readings and other literary events in the community. For more information, visit

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