Shadow of Heaven by Ellen Bryant Voigt

Issue #87
Spring 2002

Ellen Bryant Voigt,
Shadow of Heaven, poems: Philip Levine submits: “Once again in her poetry, Voigt plumbs the stubbornness of the human spirit and the mysteries of the world in which it lives and dies. Although she surrenders none of her gift for storytelling, this new work is her most lyrical, and as always her lucidity and grace honor the language. This book is her finest: the poems are driven forward by lyrical restraint and by a ferocity of attention that for me is religious.” (Norton)