Headwaters Cover


By Ellen Bryant Voigt

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393083200, 55pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2013


Eschewing punctuation, forgoing every symmetry, the poems hurl themselves forward, driven by an urgent need to speak. Headwaters is a book of wisdom that refuses to be wise, a book of fresh beginnings by an American poet writing at the height of her powers.