Ellen Bryant Voigt

Photo by Nancy Crampton.


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1520 W. Main
Houston, TX  77006
Trained early in music, with an abiding passion in song, poet Ellen Bryant Voigt credits e.e. cummings as her introduction to poetry. That said, her own work little resembles the whimsical, orthographical scattershot of the lowercase bard, nor the rhyming couplets or strict meter of chansons. Her poems have a prosodic feel, like murder ballads, more in line with the rower's rhythms of Homer than the incidental little snaps of modernist verse, with long lines offset by dense clusters of closely observed imagery, and a narrative voice as wide framed and steadily operated as the camera work in Terence Malicks' Days of Heaven.


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