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Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Claiming Kin, Lotus Flowers, Shadow of Heaven and Kyrie. Her most recent book, Messenger: New and Selected Works 1976-2006, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She has received such grants and awards as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writing Fellowship and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and was recently inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She currently teaches writing at Warren Wilson College. [2009]