Poets in Person — Claudia Emerson
The Cortland Review invites you on a trip to Fredericksburg, VA to visit Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson and her husband musician Kent Ippolito. This video is provided in HD as part of our Poets in Person web series.

Directed by: Guy Shahar
Edited by: Samuel Markus
Produced by: guyandcut
Bonus Outtakes

Claudia and Kent talk about how they started playing music together, and perform "How's the World Treating You"

Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson's four books, Pharaoh, Pharaoh, Pinion, an Elegy, Late Wife, and Figure Studies, are all from LSU Press. Late Wife won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Emerson has been awarded fellowships from the NEA, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and a Witter Bynner fellowship. She is a Professor of English at the University Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


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