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Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Brigit Pegeen Kelly was the author of The Orchard (American Poets Continuum, 2004), 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 Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, and Yale Review, and her work was chosen for the 1993 and 1994 volumes of The Best American Poetry.

Winter 2001

Windfall

By Brigit Kelly

There is a wretched pond in the woods. It lies at the north end of a piece of land owned by a man who was taken to an institution years […]

Winter 2001

Two Boys

By Brigit Kelly

The boy drowned in the bog. Not a pretty sight. Not a pretty end. And it no accident. And him A stranger in town. Rank the berries in the bushes. […]

Summer 1991

Dead Doe: I

By Brigit Pegeen Kelly

                        for Huck The doe lay dead on her back in a field of asters: no. The doe lay dead on her back beside the school bus stop: yes. Where we […]

Winter 2001

Rose of Sharon

By Brigit Kelly

The heart is the core of the flesh. The flesh's engine. The flesh's garden. The flesh's womb. The heart Must be borne and born and bare. Rose of the flesh. […]