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Song and The Orchard

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Poems: Song and The Orchard by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
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Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (128 pages)
(Pub. Feb 2008)
£9.95 £8.96
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  • Rain. Rain from Baltimore. The ballroom floor
    Is lit. See the gold sheen on the over-
    Whelmed grasses? See the starched ruff of the hedgerow?
    And the dancers are dressing. They tease
    Their toes into shoes. Tease their breath into stays:
    Stay the moment. Stay the luck.

        from 'A Live Dog Being Better than a Dead Lion'
    Brigit Pegeen Kelly creates a magical landscape of sound-patterns, myths and surreal encounters, celebrating the mystery and surprise of creation. She is one of the best-loved poets writing in the United States today, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry.

    Brigit Pegeen Kelly taught in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Her first volume of poetry, To the Place of Trumpets, was awarded the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize in 1987 and published by Yale University Press the following year. Her second book, Song ... read more
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