Kelly Cherry Named Poet Laureate of Commonwealth of Virginia
Kelly first came to VCCA in 1978, and has returned nine times since then. In 2005, she was in residence for thirty days at Le Moulin à Nef, the VCCA-France studios in Auvillar.
Kelly is the second VCCA Fellow named Virginia's Poet Laureate: Claudia Emerson held the title in 2008 -2010. VCCA Advisory Council Member Rita Dove also held the title from 2004 -2006.