Kelly Cherry

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Date of Birth December 21, 1940
Place of Birth Louisiana
Age 80 years old
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Kelly Cherry

Kelly Cherry is an award-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and a former Poet Laureate of Virginia. A resident of Halifax, Virginia, she was named the state's Poet Laureate by Governor Bob McDonnell in July 2010. She succeeded Claudia Emerson in this post.

Born: Kelly Cherry, December 21, 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Occupation: Poet, author, essayist
Nationality: United States
Alma mater: University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Notable works: Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer (poems), Twelve Women in a Country Called America: Stories, A Kind of Dream, Girl in a Library: On Women Writers & the Writing Life, Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems, The Retreats of Thought
Notable awards: Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–12)
Spouse: Burke Davis III

About Kelly Cherry

Former Poet Laureate of Virginia whose best-known works include Death and Transfiguration, Rising Venus, and Hazard and Prospect. Also a fiction and nonfiction writer, she published such works as In the Wink of an Eye and The Exiled Heart.

Kelly Cherry Before Fame

She attended the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Beginning in the late 1970s, she taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Achievement of Kelly Cherry

She wrote reviews for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Book Review.

Kelly Cherry Family Life

She was born in Louisiana and raised in New York and Virginia. She married Burke Davis III.

Associations of Kelly Cherry

She and Sylvia Plath were both twentieth-century American poets.

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  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro alumni
  • Chapbook writers
  • 21st-century short story writers
Latest information about Kelly Cherry updated on April 11, 2021.

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