Ellen Bryant Voigt: Author Feature

Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of six collections of poetry and The Flexible Lyric, a collection of craft essays. Her poems, which have appeared inThe New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic,The Nation, and many literary journals, have also been selected for a Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry (1993). Voigt has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. A native of Virginia, in 2002 she will be inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Voigt teaches in the low-residency MFA Program for writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Marshfield, Vermont, and is currently Vermont State Poet. “Voices of 1918,” a commissioned work based on Voigt’sKyrie, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, was premiered by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on its 2000 tour.


More on Ellen Bryant Voigt

“Song and Story: An interview with Ellen Bryant Voigt by Steven Kramer, Atlantic Unbound, November 24, 1999

Audio: “Song and Story”, Atlantic Unbound





National Book Award Finalist




Also by Ellen Bryant Voigt

The Lotus Flowers
The Forces of Plenty
Claiming Kin


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