S209. Remembering Claudia Emerson

Room 403 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Claudia Emerson’s death in late 2014 grieved her friends and her readers. This event features panelists remembering her spirit and her work and inviting audience members to participate by also reading her poems so that her single voice resonates through a chorus of witnesses. The panelists focus on her posthumous books, The Opposite House and The Impossible Bottle.



Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics, Groundspeed, and three chapbooks. Her poetry appears in Agni, the Kenyon Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She's the assistant professor of creative writing at Centenary College (NJ) and the 32 Poems prose editor.

Jill McCorkle is the author of four short story collections and six novels including her most recent, Life After Life. Her stories have appeared in various periodicals as well as Best American Short Stories and a Norton anthology. She teaches at NC State and the Bennington Writing Program.

Alan Shapiro, is author of twelve books of poetry (most recently Reel to Reel, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Night of the Republic, a finalist for both the National Book Award and The Griffin Prize), four books of prose (including Broadway Baby, a novel). He is a winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award.

Kathleen Graber is the author of two collections of poetry, The Eternal City and Correspondence. She is the director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center