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Claudia Emerson, RIP

Claudia Emerson—Pulitzer Prize winner, former poet laureate of Virginia, and graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro—died last week in Richmond. She was 57. From the Washington Post: Ms. Emerson’s works were published widely, including in the New Yorker magazine and in journals including Poetry, Southern […]

Women Writers and the Southern Experience

Chapel Hill author Sam Stephenson interviews Raleigh poet Betty Adcock and Virginia poet Claudia Emerson in the Paris Review this week: “I asked Betty what odds a young female poet faced in 1960s North Carolina. ‘Poetry,’ she said, ‘had a hard time gaining traction among women writers in the South. Part of the reason is […]