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Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of volumes of poetry, including Shadow of Heaven, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Messenger, a finalist for the National Book Award and for the Pulitzer Prize. Voigt was awarded the O. B. Hardison, Jr. Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Merrill Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, where she was subsequently elected a chancellor. Her poems have appeared in an array of national journals and anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry. She lives in Vermont and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Books by Ellen Bryant Voigt

  1. Book CoverHeadwaters: Poems


    A meticulously crafted new volume from the acclaimed American poet whom the Washington Post Book World called a “genius.”More

  2. Book CoverKyrie: Poems


    "Voigt's language dares to stir the dead, to remind us that we are temporary survivors."—Geoffrey WolffMore

  3. Book CoverMessenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006


    “Genius. Voigt is a poet of knowledge, and knowledge in the living, messy world.”—Robert Pinsky, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  4. Book CoverShadow of Heaven: Poems


    Shortlisted for the 2002 National Book Award in Poetry.More

  5. Book CoverTwo Trees: Poems


    Human character and human destiny—will and fate—pervade Ellen Voigt’s work, giving her poems of relationship, her exploration of an individual past, rare depth and power. Now, in her fourth collection, a sustained meditation infuses the work, examining the myth of self, the...More