Ellen Bryant Voigt is the 12th Zale-Kimmerling Writer-In-Residence (1996)
Ellen Bryant Voigt’s career path has been a colorful one as she has taught various literary related field throughout the country. After a short stint at the University of Iowa as a technical writer for the College of Pharmacy, Voigt went on to teach English at Iowa Wesleya College, literature and writing at Goddard College, creative writing at MIT, and writing at Warren Wilson College. Among these teaching pursuits, Voigt also served as the director of the writing program at Goddard College where she also developed and directed the first low-residency MFA program in the country.
In the town of Cabot, Vermont, Ellen Bryant Voigt married and raised a family.
Along with a very extensive teaching career, Ellen Bryant Voigt has received many prestigious awards. She has received the Discovery Award, the Pushcart Prize (in 1983 and 1991), the Hanes Poetry Award in 1994, and the Hardison Prize in 2002. Voigt has also received grants from the Vermont council of Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2002, she received the prestigious honor of being named the Vermont State Poet.
Best American Poems (1993)
The Lotus Flowers (1992)
Two Trees (1992)
Mercy (with Kathleen Pierce: 1991)
The Flexible Lyric (Essays: 1990)
The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (1983)
The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets (1985)
The Forces of Plenty (1983)
Poetry in Public Places (American International Sculptors Symposium: 1977)
Claiming Kin (1976)
Messenger: New and Selected Poems (1976-2006)
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