Acclaimed poet Ellen Bryant Voigt is the 2014 Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence for the UMKC’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program. She will give public readings and teach master classes at UMKC this month.
Come experience poetry the way it’s meant to be. UMKC Friends of the Library invite you to a public reading with Ms. Voigt on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm in room 451 of the Miller Nichols Learning Center.
The evening is part of a series celebrating the inspiration of the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education and includes a book signing and reception sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library.
The author of eight collections of poetry, Voigt makes her home in rural Vermont, where she teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. In addition to her poetry, she is well regarded for her writing on the art of verse. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, she has received the O. B. Hardison, Jr. Prize from the Folger Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Merrill Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems often appear in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and her work is included in “The Best American Poetry.”