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Claudia Emerson

American academic, writer and poet

Claudia Emerson (January 13, 1957 – December 4, 2014) was an American poet. She won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection Late Wife.[1][2] She was named the Poet Laureate of Virginia by Governor Tim Kaine in 2008.[3] Emerson was born in Chatham, Virginia.

Claudia Emerson
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Born(1957-01-13)January 13, 1957
DiedDecember 4, 2014(2014-12-04) (aged 57)
Cause of deathCancer
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
OccupationPoet, professor
Spouse(s)Kent Ippolito (2000-2014)
AwardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry (2006)
Poet Laureate of Virginia (2008–10)
Guggenheim Fellowship (2011)

Emerson died in Richmond, Virginia from cancer, aged 57.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Claudia Emerson". poetryfoundation.org.
  2. "Claudia Emerson Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry". PBS NewsHour.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Estes, Lindley (2014), "Distinguished poet, Pulitzer Prize-winner Claudia Emerson dies", The Free Lance-Star, retrieved December 4, 2014

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