Sewanee Writers’ Conference reading: Claudia Emerson

  • on 22 Jul 2014
  • Mary Sue Cushman Room, Bairnwick Women's Center
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The Sewanee Writers’ Conference will begin its 25th season with a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Mary Sue Cushman Room of the Bairnwick Women’s Center on the Sewanee campus. 

Claudia Emerson was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her book Late Wife: Poems. She is also the author of the poetry collections Pharaoh, Pharaoh; Pinion: An Elegy; Figure Studies; Secure the Shadow; and a forthcoming collection, The Opposite House. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, New England Review, and other journals. Emerson is the recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Donald Justice Award for Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She is a professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Other lectures, reading and talks will be given throughout the Conference; please see the full schedule here.