Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library
Ellen Bryant Voigt has published seven volumes of poetry, including Kyrie (1995), a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Shadow of Heaven (2002), and Messenger: New and Selected Poems (2007), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of The Poets’ Prize. A new collection, Headwaters, will appear in September 2013, and her prose work includes The Flexible Lyric, a collection of essays on craft, and The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song. A former Vermont Poet Laureate, she has been a Chancellor of American Academy of Poets and an elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she has received NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Academy of American Poets’ Fellowship, Best American and Pushcart Prizes, and the OB Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library. She teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and lives in Cabot, VT.