Featured Illinois Poet
Although this website’s objective is simply to promote the art of poetry, its special focus is the rich bounty of work created by our state’s poets past and present. Through features on the work of Illinois poets, the site will highlight the poetic legacy of Illinois and showcase the bevy of fine poets currently writing within the state.
Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Illinois Poet's Forum
Brigit Pegeen Kelly has published three volumes of poetry, To the Place of Trumpets (Yale University Press), Song (BOA), and The Orchard (BOA). Among her awards and honors are fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation and publications in a number of volumes of the Pushcart Prize and the Best American Poetry anthologies. Kelly currently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- The Teacher from To The Place of Trumpets, Yale University Press, 1988
- The Peaceable 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
- The Leaving
Brigit Pegeen Kelly's Poems