Ellen Bryant Voigt

Finalist, 2002 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2007 National Book Awards

Ellen Bryant Voigt grew up in Chatham, Virginia, and has lived in Vermont since 1969. She has published seven volumes of poetry, including Kyrie, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Shadow of Heaven, a Finalist for the National Book Award.
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Shadow of Heaven

ISBN 9780393041477 W. W. Norton & Company

Ellen Bryant Voigt now examines more intimately the ordeals and exaltations of everyday life. Nature, both fierce and benign, infuses this collection, furthering "an art at once ravishing and stern and deeply human" (American Academy of Arts and Letters). More about this book >

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Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt grew up in Chatham, Virginia, and has lived in Vermont since 1969. She has published seven volumes of poetry, including Kyrie, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Shadow of Heaven, a Finalist for the National Book Award. In 2002 she received the O.B. Hardison, Jr. Prize, for poetry and teaching, from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Merrill Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, where she was subsequently elected a chancellor. Voigt designed—and teaches at—the first low-residency MFA program for writers, at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.

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