Discover poetry exploring the emotions surrounding lockdown in new book

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Colleen Adele Kelly shares a compilation of poems that addresses the challenges of a century with heartfelt and incisive insight and elements of prayer and wit in her new book “Becoming: Poems of Pandemic, Protest, Prayer, and More” (published by Archway Publishing).

Penned during the pandemic, Colleen Adele Kelly shares reflections that vividly explore the emotions that surrounded lockdown, fears, losses, and gains as a country struggled to endure through each challenge. Divided into six parts, Kelly’s poems lyrically detail the protests, seasons and prayer, the pandemic purge, the elections, and the resurgence of hope as the nation began its recovery from a novel virus and year.

Kelly hopes that her book shows readers’ dignity and equality for all people, objective truth based on science, the power and efficacy of a prayer life, and nature’s beauty as evidence of a creator.

“Becoming” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:

By Colleen Adele Kelly
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781665707763
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781665707756
E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781665707749
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Colleen Adele Kelly is a retired educator of Asian and international studies and comparative education who taught in Fairfield and New Britain, Connecticut. She has used her time in retirement to indulge a lifelong attraction to hearing and seeing events in verse. Her experiences in travel and teaching inform what she writes. “Becoming” her sixth collection of poems. She maintains a poetry blog at

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