Claudia Emerson's poems have appeared in Poetry,
The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly,
Crazyhorse, New England Review, and other journals.
Her books of poems, Pharaoh, Pharaoh (1997) and Pinion,
An Elegy (2002) were published as part of Louisiana State University
Press's signature series, Southern Messenger Poets. Emerson has
been awarded individual artist's fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She earned
her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA at the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was poetry editor for
The Greensboro Review. She is Associate Professor of English
at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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