In her debut collection, Kelsey Bigelow combines grief and poetry to open a raw conversation about becoming a motherless daughter at a young age. Through multiple voices, she broadens the perspective to other forms of the grieving process.
What do people think?
“It is a beautiful look into the mourning and healing process after the loss of a loved one. It is great for anyone who has experienced loss of a loved one, or for anyone who wants to better understand those going through it.”
“Reading Sprig of Lilac was heart wrenching … beautiful. Taking in each word, I felt just how painstakingly you worked on this collection. Even still, in the end, I can only imagine how difficult the process must have been.”
America’s Emerging Poets 2018: Midwest Region
Along with more than 100 up-and-coming poets in this anthology is Kelsey Bigelow’s second publication with Z Publishing House.
“Check Yes” is a short piece detailing the desire to love someone through the small moments.
Among a multitude of other emerging poets in Wisconsin, you’ll find Kelsey Bigelow and her first published poem: “May 3, 1971.”
This poem details a visit to her late mother’s hometown and how it compares to stories her mother shared from her past.