Shadow of Heaven by Ellen Bryant Voigt

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Following her Stringent and much-acclaimed Kyrie, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Ellen Bryant Voigt now examines more intimately the ordeals and exaltations of everyday life. Nature, both fierce and benign, infuses this collection, furthering "an art at once ravishing and stern and deeply human" (American Academy of Arts and Letters).

About Ellen Bryant Voigt

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The author of seven previous volumes of poetry, Ellen Bryant Voigt has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award and once for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Cabot, Vermont.
Published February 1, 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company. 72 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Visiting a sick friend, she brings flowers because she wants ''to bring outdoors inside / the natural and wild, picked by my hand'' and so she gathers a bouquet ''as in a fairy tale, harvesting, / not taking the single blossom from a clump / but thinning where they're thickest, tall-stemmed / fro...

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Dominated by mourning and memory, Voigt's grave, accessible sixth book of verse excels her previous work while building on its strengths.

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