Poet Brigit Pegeen Kelly to Give Reading

April 2, 2007

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Wabash College’s Visiting Artists Series will present poet Brigit Pegeen Kelly at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in Korb Classroom in the Fine Arts Center.

Brigit Pegeen Kelly was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of The Orchard, Song, which was the 1994 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets, and To The Place of Trumpets, which was selected by James Merrill for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Her poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, and The Yale Review, and her work was chosen for the 1993 and 1994 volumes of The Best American Poetry. Her many honors include a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, the Cecil Hemley Award from the Poetry Society of America, a Pushcart Prize, the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, and a Whiting Writers Award, as well as fellowships from the Illinois State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Kelly is a professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Booklist says this about the poet, "Imagine a tapestry in which every color, itself resplendent, is couched next to another, equally brilliant hue. Such is Kelly’s work—so gorgeous in its language, so vivid in its sonorousness."

Seating for Visiting Artists Series events will be by general admission, though free tickets are required for Visiting Artists Series programs.

Contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office by email at boxoffice@wabash.edu or phone: 765-361-6411. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The box office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for Visiting Artists events. Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.



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