Biographies Ellen Bryant Voigt (1943- )

Ellen Bryant Voigt (credit: Frank Wing)

Ellen Bryant Voigt was born in Virginia in 1943. A poet and essayist, Voigt has published eight books of poetry, including Kyrie (1995), Shadow of Heaven (2002), and, most recently, Headwaters (2013). Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, as well as the O. B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize. From 2003-2009, she served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. A founder of the low-residency MFA program at Goddard College—the first program of its kind—Voigt has taught in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers since 1981. She lives in Cabot, Vermont, where she served as the Vermont State Poet from 1999-2003.

Audio Recordings with Ellen Bryant Voigt

Selected Works at the Library of Congress