Brigit Pegeen Kelly

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General Information

Name: Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: 1951 in Palo Alto, California

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Brigit lives in Central Illinois and currently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kelly has taught at the University of California at Irvine, Purdue University, and Warren Wilson College. She has also taught numerous writers' conferences in the United States and Ireland. She is currently a professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In 2002 the University of Illinois awarded her both humanities and campus-wide awards for excellence in teaching.

In 2005 Orchard was a finalist for the Pulitzer.

Published Works

  • To The Place of Trumpets, Yale University Press, 1998
  • The Peacable Kingdom from To The Place of Trumpets, Yale University Press, 1988
  • Young Wife's Lament from To The Place of Trumpets, Yale University Press, 1988
  • Song, BOA Editions, 1995
  • The Orchard, BOA Editions, 2004
  • Poems: Song and the Orchard , Carcanet Press, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

To the Place of the Trumpets (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

ISBN: 0300041500
Release Date: 1988-09-10

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Poems: Song and the Orchard

ISBN: 1857549791
Release Date: 2008

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Literary Awards

Yale youngest Poets Prize.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Brigit Pegeen Kelly on WorldCat

Brigit Pegeen Kelly on Amazon


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