Claudia Emerson (1957-2014)

Claudia EmersonClaudia Emerson was an American poet and was born in Chatham, Virginia. She published five poetry collections during her life—Pharaoh, Pharaoh (1997), Pinion: An Elegy (2002), Late Wife (2005), Figure Studies: Poems (2008), and Secure the Shadow (2012)—and a sixth collection, Impossible Bottle, was published posthumously in 2015. She won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection Late Wife, and was named the Poet Laureate of Virginia in 2008.