Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20071214, 20070427
Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for the book Late Wife, Claudia Emerson discusses her work that so aptly portrays the people of her native rural Virginia. Emerson, a former bookseller, mail carrier, and real estate agent, was a Witter Bynner Fellow selected in 2005 by then-U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. In this program she reads from Late Wife, as well as from her other two books, Pharaoh, Pharaoh and Pinion: An Elegy, and talks about what led her to be a poet.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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