Ellen Bryant Voigt Wins 2015 MacArthur Fellowship


New England poet Ellen Bryant Voigt is one of 24 recipients of the 2015 MacArthur fellowships.

Considered a “nature”poet, whose work is largely rooted in natural landscape and imagery, Voigt is the author of eight collections of poetry. She is also a longtime, skilled educator, who began her teaching career in the 70s when she founded a low-residency M.F.A. program. The program got its start at Goddard College, though it eventually transitioned to Warren Wilson College.

According to its website, “The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Additionally, Voigt will be awarded a grant, which amounts to $625,000 and will be distributed over the course of five years. The grant comes without limitations on how it is put to use.

Voigt resides in Vermont. Read the full article here.