Just damn, look who got a Pulitzer.
Robin Givhan of The Washington Post, fashion.
She is the one who went after Justice Roberts kids. because of the way they were dressed.
I might pay some attention to the Pulitzer when they withdraw it from Order of Lenin Medal winner and NYT reporter Walter Durante for his lies and coverup of Stalin's Ukraine Famine.
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Rocky Mountain News (Jim Sheeler, 'Final Salute')
Rocky Mountain News ('Final Salute')"
I was glad to see that (even though I was rooting for Mike Yon in the photography). If you haven't read this article, it was the best piece of writing I've seen in a newspaper in a long time.
Winning the Pulitzer prize is akin to a bum getting a new garbage can for his shopping cart.
In regards to the NY Times winning for the wiretapping story, I didn't realize that there was a Pulitzer Prize for Treason.
Gee, none of the mainstream media won Pulitzers for the Able Danger story or for revealing who MD4BUSH is or for the Peter Paul case.
Could it be that they didn't even try to do these stories, which are far more important than the rot they fill their pages with?
A political party and a newspaper reporter conspire to smear a Republican governor and his staff, that's not news?
BS, the Pulitzers are crap that a small clique hand out to each other and once in a million years to papers caught in the path of a hurricane.
How could Pravda and Al Jazeera have been beaten out?
Sheesh, is there NO justice within this voting committee??
Professor wins Pulitzer Prize
UMW associate professor Claudia Emerson teaches a class in this photo taken in October. She won the Pulitzer Prize on Friday.
University of Mary Washington professor Claudia Emerson has an interview with a radio station at her office yesterday.
Mary Washington professor Claudia Emerson wins the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Date published: 4/18/2006
By KRISTIN DAVIS
She saw it on the Internet.
Then the phone started ringing, and the hallway outside her office got noisy. The room filled with people--hugging, congratulating, bringing flowers.
She wanted to call her mother.
But first she had to talk to an Associated Press reporter about the book that had thrown her into the spotlight.
And that was how the biggest news of Claudia Emerson's professional life unfolded yesterday.
Emerson, an associate professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, has won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry.
It is one of poetry's highest distinctions, and winning it puts Emerson in the company of Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Emerson won for her third and latest book of poems, "Late Wife."
It is her most personal work. In it, she writes of the dissolution of a 19-year marriage.
"I needed to make peace with it, to resolve it," she told The Free Lance-Star in October. "I knew it was going to be hard. I knew it was going to be a risk."
Later in the book, Emerson writes about finding new love, with a man who was widowed after a happy marriage. This section is addressed to Kent Ippolito, Emerson's husband of five years.
Emerson has taught composition and creative writing in the English, Linguistics and Speech Department at Mary Washington since 1998. She's on sabbatical this semester but was at the university yesterday to speak to a colleague's class.
Emerson stopped by her office and flipped on the computer. She knew Pulitzer winners were being announced and was curious to see who won.
According to a news update at 3:30 p.m., she had.
Emerson knew she'd been nominated but thought her chances were slim. Her parents were hopeful, though. Her 81-year-old mother cried when Emerson called with the news.
"She thinks it's great and I should win everything," Emerson said.
She started writing poetry at 28, while managing an out-of-the-way bookstore and delivering mail part time in her hometown of Chatham, near Danville.
Nearing 30, she went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to get a master of fine arts degree and concentrate on her craft.
It took six years to find a publisher for her first book, "Pharaoh, Pharaoh."
During the impromptu celebration in her office yesterday, Emerson was still taking in the honor.
"Oh, God! I won a Pulitzer Prize," she said, shaking her head.
A student came by and wrapped her in a hug. "As if you weren't my idol already," senior Katy Hershberger said.
Emerson is one of Mary Washington's most popular teachers, and its first Pulitzer Prize winner. Those who land a spot in her creative writing class consider themselves part of a select club.
The phone kept ringing: The New York Times. A radio show. Her mentor, Betty Adcock. People from Louisiana State University Press, which published "Late Wife" and nominated it for the Pulitzer.
Through it all, Emerson prepared a mental list of people she had to call--editors and family and friends from writing school.
She paused to reflect on what a Pulitzer might mean for her future.
Maybe she'll be under more scrutiny. Maybe she'll get invited to do more readings. Maybe the book will sell better.
"It's affirming," she said. "It's a little scary."
Podcasts of Emerson reading poems from her book are available at profcast.org.
To reach KRISTIN DAVIS:540/368-5028
William M. Anderson Jr., president of the University of Mary Washington, made this statement:
"This is a significant honor, for both Claudia and for the University of Mary Washington. We are very proud of her accomplishments and that Claudia is a member of our faculty.
"It has been apparent to anyone who has taken one of her classes or heard a reading from her works that she is an extraordinary writer, poet and teacher.
"It is gratifying to have these accomplishments acknowledged and recognized by the Pulitzer Committee."