Brigit Kelly

Brigit Pegeen Kelly is the author of Song (BOA Editions, 1995), which was the 1994 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets, and To The Place of Trumpets (1987), which was selected by James Merrill for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Her poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, and The Yale Review, and her work was chosen for the 1993 and 1994 volumes of The Best American Poetry. She has received the Discovery Award from The Nation, the Cecil Hemley Award from the Poetry Society of America, a Pushcart Prize, the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, and a Whiting Writers Award, as well as fellowships from the Illinois State Council on the Arts, the NEA, and the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Her latest collection of poems is The Orchard (2004).

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