Claudia Emerson

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Birthday
13, 1957
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Virginia

About

American poet who received the Pulitzer Prize for Late Wife, a 2005 collection of poems. Her other poetry collections include Pinion, An Elegy; Figure Studies; and Secure the Shadow.

Before Fame

She received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia and an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Trivia

She was the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2008-2010.

Family Life

She grew up in Chatham, Virginia. She married musician Kent Ippolito in 2000.

Associated With

She and Nikki Giovanni can both be classified as late twentieth century/early twenty-first century Virginian poets.