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. 
Jun 01 2009
A Conversation with Ellen Bryant Voigt
This is a culture that does not honor the arts, increasingly does not honor the arts, does not honor literacy, does not honor intelligence, does not honor contemplation. That’s what we’re swimming in. I think you have to find whatever it is that drove you to begin writing in the first place, and you have to feed it.
Dec 01 1980
Poetry Feature: Ellen Bryant Voigt