Helen Norris

Montgomery native Helen Norris (1916-2013) was the ninth Poet Laureate of Alabama (1999-2003). She was an English professor at Huntingdon College for 13 years before moving to writing full time. Norris's novels, short stories, and poetry collections have won numerous awards, and one story, "The Christmas Wife," was adapted for television by HBO.

Courtesy of the Alabama Writers Conclave Archives