A reissuing of The Lotus Flowers, poetry by Ellen Bryant Voigt.
“Voignt reflects on music and on beauty, in the process creating musical beauty. She writes with a classic authority . . . maturely, philosophically, and with passion and intelligence.”—Booklist
“A mix of song and sigh, wisdom and simplicity, reminiscent of the work of both Frost and Bishop. Voigt is fascinated by the dualities of childhood and adult hood, mortality and immortality, humanity’s fall from grace and innocence and our constant struggle to impose a sense of order. . . . She guides us in a modest, detailed manner and exposes the humble patterns humans have woven in a chaotic world.”—Publishers Weekly
ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT has published five volumes of poetry—Claiming Kin (1976), The Forces of Plenty (1983, reissued 1995), The Lotus Flowers (1987), Two Trees (1992), and Kyrie (1995), a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. She has co-edited a collection of essays, Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World (1996), and has published The Flexible Lyric (1999), a volume of craft essays. A recipient of National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim, and Lila Wallace fellowships, Voigt teaches in the low-residency MFA Program at Warren Wilson College.