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Pulitzer Poet Claudia Emerson

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Host Linda Reznicek has a conversation with southern poet and Pulitzer winner Claudia Emerson.  Claudia's book of poems, Late Wife, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2006. Her current work, Secure the Shadow, is a personal look at death.

Claudia has had a distinguished career and has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Library of Congress and the Guggenheim Foundation and is the former poet laureate of Virginia. She lives there with her husband, Kent Ippolito, and together, they write and perform music. She is a professor of English and Arrington Distinguished Chair of Poetry at The University of Mary Washington and contributing editor at Shenandoah Literary Magazine.

She is also a lovely human being.  Join us for a conversation with one of the world's greatest poets, Claudia Emerson.

Music by award-winning singer/songwriter Bruce Dalzell. Bruce is also the friend mentioned by Claudia in her story about the piano.