blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


FEATURE | August 16, 2004

Review | The Orchard, by Brigit Pegeen Kelly (BOA Editions Ltd., 2004)
Blackbird associate literary editor Susan Settlemyre Williams reviews The Orchard, the new poetry collection by Brigit Pegeen Kelly. Williams writes: "Where would Brigit Pegeen Kelly go? I've been pondering that question since first reading Song (BOA, 1995) several years ago. That extravagant but tightly woven, gorgeous but terrifying book seemed to represent the apogee of a particular, highly idiosyncratic poetic vision. Where could Kelly go after that? The answer, provided by her long-awaited third book, The Orchard, is 'deeper.'"

The Orchard