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Claudia Emerson
Born January 13, 1957(1957-01-13)
Chatham, Virginia
Died December 4, 2014(2014-12-04) (aged 57)
Richmond, Virginia
Cause of death Cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Virginia
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Occupation Poet, professor
Spouse Kent Ippolito (2000-2014)
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2006)
Poet Laureate of Virginia (2008–10)
Guggenheim Fellowship (2011)

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.

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


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