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Claiming Kin
     

Claiming Kin

by Ellen Bryant Voigt
 

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Poems devoted to family and the physical world.

"Voigt writes with a Southerner's devotion to family and a naturalist's devotion to the physical world . . . a stunning first collection"-- Edward Hirsch, The Nation

"First book of impressive technical and imaginative maturity."-Stanley Kunitz

"Her poems are luminous."-Library Journal

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Poems devoted to family and the physical world.

"Voigt writes with a Southerner's devotion to family and a naturalist's devotion to the physical world . . . a stunning first collection"-- Edward Hirsch, The Nation

"First book of impressive technical and imaginative maturity."-Stanley Kunitz

"Her poems are luminous."-Library Journal

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“Voigt writes with a Southerner’s devotion to family and a naturalist’s devotion to the physical world . . . a stunning first collection”—Edward Hirsch, The Nation

“Her poems are luminous.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819510839
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1976
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Program Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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Stanley Kunitz
“First book of impressive technical and imaginative maturity.”

Meet the Author

ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT was born in Virginia and attended Converse College in South Carolina and the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She teaches writing at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College at Swannanoa, North Carolina. She taught at M.I.T., directed the MFA in writing at Goddard College, and taught at Iowa Wesleyan College. Voigt has written one other collection of poetry, The Forces of Plenty: Poems (1983). Her home is in Cabot, Vermont.

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