Contributors: Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson’s seventh collection with LSU Press is Impossible Bottle. She was a professor of English and member of the creative writing faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She served as the poet laureate of Virginia and won many awards for teaching and writing, including the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She died in 2014.


  • 2016 Winter - Spontaneous Remission; A Life Beyond; Birth Narrative
  • 2008 Summer - Funny Valentine; The Mannequin above Main Street Motors
  • 2003 Winter - Natural History Exhibits; Aftermath: An Epistle; Rent: An Epistle; The Change