Claudia Emerson

CLAUDIA EMERSON (1957-2014) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection, Late Wife (LSU Press, 2005). She also published the poetry collections:    Secure the Shadow (LSU Press, 2012),  Figure Studies (LSU, 2008),  Pinion: An Elegy (LSU Press, 2002), and  Pharaoh, Pharaoh (LSU Press, 1997).

In 2008, she was appointed Poet Laureate of Virginia and served until 2010. Other honors and awards of Emerson’s include an AWP Intro Award (in 1991), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (in 1994),Witter Bynner Fellowship from Library of Congress (in 2005) and a Guggenheim fellowship (in 2011).