The Orchard

The Orchard

by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Brigit Kelly Pegen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1929918488

ISBN-13: 9781929918485

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

Richly allusive, the poems in Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s The Orchard evoke elements of myth in distinctive aural and rhythmic patterns. Her poetic strength lies in her ability to cast poems as modern myths and allegories. Propelled by patterned repetitions and lush cadences, the poems move the reader through a landscape where waking and dream consciousness

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Richly allusive, the poems in Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s The Orchard evoke elements of myth in distinctive aural and rhythmic patterns. Her poetic strength lies in her ability to cast poems as modern myths and allegories. Propelled by patterned repetitions and lush cadences, the poems move the reader through a landscape where waking and dream consciousness fuse.

Brigit Pegeen Kelly teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her poetry collections are Song (BOA Editions), the 1994 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Award, and To the Place of Trumpets, selected by James Merrill for the 1987 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929918485
Publisher:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
American Poets Continuum Series, #82
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

I
Black Swan11
Blessed Is the Field13
The Garden of the Trumpet Tree15
Blacklegs17
The Wolf19
Brightness from the North20
Sheep Child22
The South Gate24
Sheet Music25
II
The Satyr's Heart29
Two Boys30
Rose of Sharon32
Windfall33
Midwinter35
Elegy37
Pale Rider39
Masque43
III
The Dragon47
The Foreskin48
The Orchard49
Plants Fed On by Fawns53
Lion55
The Dance57
The Rain's Consort60
IV
The Sparrow's Gate65
Acknowledgments73
About the Author75
Colophon80

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