Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Brigit Pegeen Kelly‘s (Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010) books of poetry include To the Place of Trumpets, chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1987 by James Merrill; Song, winner of the 1994 Lamont Poetry Prize; and The Orchard, a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.  Among her many honors is the 2008 Academy of American Poets Fellowship for distinguished achievement.  She is on the permanent faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she has been recognized for excellence in teaching.  In spring 2014, she will teach a poetry workshop and a studies course.