Ellen Bryant Voigt named a National Book Award finalist in poetry

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A Vermont poet has been named a National Book Award finalist.

Ellen Bryant Voigt was nominated for her collection titled "Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976- 2006". It includes poems from six of her books, as well as some new pieces.

Voigt’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and other publications, as well as many literary journals. She was also named a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002.

Voigt served as the Vermont State Poet from 1999 to 2003. She lives in Marshfield.


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