Claudia Emerson

Although she lives in Virginia and I had written a blog post and worked on her page at Wikipedia after she won the 2006 Pulitizer Prize, I had never gotten to hear Claudia Emerson read until her session at the Virginia Festival of the Book, which also featured the 2007 winner Natasha Trethaway.

Floyd poet and activist Colleen Redman, over at Looseleaf Notes was reading Emerson yesterday out on her porch and writing about her brothers after coming across "The Driving Glove." Also check out her earlier entrees starting here on Emerson at the VMI poetry symposium.


colleen said...

Thanks, Beth. Contra dance if Joe still has a leg to stand on after his test for his counseling license tomorrow.

CountryDew said...

I must read this poet; I have not done so. Thanks for the recommendation.