- Virginia Johnson
Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and English professor at the University of Mary Washington, will be inducted into the prestigious Fellowship of Southern Writers during its biennial meeting at the Conference on Southern Literature. Emerson won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Late Wife. She has written five books of poetry, with a sixth forthcoming, and has won numerous other honors. We are fortunate that each April she has helped our library system by judging the Teen Poetry Contest and acting as presenter for Teen Poetry Night.
Attention, Teen Poets! Since 2003, Claudia has judged Central Rappahannock Regional Library's annual Teen Poetry Contest and presented the Teen Poetry Night.Entries for the Teen Poetry Contest were accepted from April 1-12 in two categories: Grades 7–9 and Grades 10–12. Winners will be awarded prizes and invited to read their work at Teen Poetry Night on Tuesday, April 26, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Headquarters theater. Whether you entered the contest or just want to hear the winning young poets present their work, we encourage you to attend. Sign-up by phone or in person is on-going for grades 7 to adult.