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To the Place of the Trumpets

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The winning volume in the 1987 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is To the Place of Trumpets. As James Merrill, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, has said: "Brigit Pegeen Kelly's poems suggest a kind of folk art-their clay washed of narrative grit, serviceably turned and fancifully decorated, fired, then filled at the creative instinct's oldest well. ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by Yale University Press
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Kelly's poems are mostly ways of expressing vivid images - the visual component is by far the strongest in her poems. It makes them very life-like when you read them. They tend more to specificity than generalizations, also.

I was reminded somewhat of the memoir Epitaph for a Peach.
Many pretty images such as:
Pollen would have no savor if it came
from colorless flowers, and silent bees,
for all their flying, would make no honey
but some watery substance, or nothing
at all.
An overall gloomier tone than I could enjoy, and image after image that seemed to me strung one upon another until I lost their sense and could neither follow nor retrace my steps.
Johanna C.
alright. but not mindblowing.
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