Ellen Bryant Voigt

  • Hog-Nosed Skunk

    because she’s half blind and thus prefers. complete not partial darkness and because. she cannot raise her tail entirely over her back. in order to…

  • Yearling

    my grandmother’s Thanksgiving Day was the day. they slaughtered the hog the warm carcass hoisted by its heels. from the oak the planks across…

  • Fox

    rangy loping swiveling left then right I’m thinking. nonchalant but the doves flutter up to the roof of the barn the crickets. leap from the…

  • Poetry: Ellen Bryant Voigt, 'Song and Story'

    Hear Ellen Bryant Voigt read her poem, originally published in the May 1992 issue of 'The Atlantic'

  • Prayer

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) Artemis—virginal goddess of the hunt, thus.              goddess of childbirth,…

  • The Tattered Dress

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) The day the royal court came through our village—many drums and flutes, grandfather…

  • Song and Story

    Audio: Hear Ellen Bryant Voigt read "Song and Story" (3:39) The girl strapped in the bare mechanical crib. does not open her eyes, does not cry…

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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