Eagle Pond Authors: Ellen Bryant Voigt
Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several poetry collections, including her most recent, Headwaters: Poems that Publishers Weekly said is “defined by a liquid precision.” The poems in this collection—with no punctuation and no capitalization—read “as though she has burst in on each poem mid-thought.” Voigt was nominated for the National Book Award for Shadow of Heaven and Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006 which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Voigt served as Vermont’s state poet from 1999-2003. She developed and directed the nation’s first low-residency writing program at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. She now teaches at the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C.
About the Eagle Pond Authors Series
For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.
Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading. Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.