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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Poetic Principles Featuring Lisa Russ Spaar and Kelly Cherry
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Poetic Principles at the Library of Virginia celebrates the diversity and strength of poetry being written in Virginia. This evening features poetry from central Virginia, in particular—which has been supported by the generosity of Carole Weinstein—with a reading of recent work by Lisa Russ Spaar and Kelly Cherry, the most recent winners of the Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry. Spaar, the author of three books of poetry, has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. Her latest book of poetry is Vanitas, Rough. Cherry has authored numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays, including a new collection of poems, The Life and Death of Poetry, appearing this spring from LSU Press. She has also served as Poet Laureate of Virginia.


You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.