blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Headwaters (forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co.); Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976–2006 (W.W. Norton & Co., 2007), which won the 2009 Poets’ Prize and was a finalist for both the 2007 National Book Award in Poetry and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize; Shadow of Heaven (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002), a 2002 National Book Award finalist; and Kyrie (W.W. Norton & Co., 1995), a 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her essays on craft have been published as The Art of Syntax (Graywolf, 2009) and The Flexible Lyric (University of Georgia Press, 1999). She received the 2002 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the 2001 Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, where she was elected a Chancellor in 2003. She is a member of The Fellowship of Southern Writers.  end

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