Brigit Pegeen Kelly

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Brigit Pegeen Kelly (1951 – October 2016) was an American poet.[1]


Kelly was born in Palo Alto, California, grew up in southern Indiana and lived much of her adult life in central Illinois. An intensely private woman, little is known about her life.[2] She was married to Michael Madonick, a poet and fiction writer; they had three children.

She taught at the University of California at Irvine, Purdue University, and Warren Wilson College.[1] Along with Madonick, Kelly was a professor of English and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[3][4] She died in October 016 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.[5]




  • Iskandariya. Illustrator Briony Morrow-Cribbs. 2007. 
  • Black swan. Harold Kyle. 2005. 
  • Mt. Angel. University of Oregon. 1983. 



  1. ^ a b Kelly, Brigit Pegeen (4 February 2014). "Brigit Pegeen Kelly". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Brigit Pegeen Kelly Biography -". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "UIUC Creative Writing Program". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Brigit Pegeen Kelly". 18 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Brigit Pegeen Kelly". 18 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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