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Ellen Bryant Voigt
30 Oct 2001
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Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006 (W.W. Norton & Co., 2007), Shadow of Heaven (2002), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Kyrie (1995), a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award; Two Trees (1992); The Lotus Flowers (1987); The Forces of Plenty (1983); and Claiming Kin (1976). She has also written a collection of essays on craft, The Flexible Lyric (2001). Voigt has been awarded the 67th Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Her other awards and honors include grants from the Vermont Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 1981 she has taught in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College. In 1976, Voigt developed and directed the nation's first low-residency writing program at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont--a design for graduate M.F.A. study that has since been emulated by many other colleges and universities. Voigt was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 2003. She lives in Cabot, Vermont, where she served as the Vermont State Poet from 1999 to 2003.

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