Cobbled Bridges: A Multidimensional Travelogue

My little poetry love project.


Genre-bending collection of prose poetry and shorts, with introduction by Slovenian poet, Iztok Osojnik, from indie publisher, Arson Press~

“Kelley McKenna’s poetry finds in each word sorts of finishings for shelter around which loss is terminal but temporary.”

Peter Money, author of Oh When The Saints

“This book of prose poetry and shorts spans two sides of a river with the reader positioned on the bridge, a place that exists as an in-between. Here we find a text that straddles literary genres. Through micro essays and prose poems, a narrative is formed, marked by a disjointed interiority. This is the state of chaos that is grief. Kelley McKenna finely carves small, precise images which reflect a ruptured sense of selfhood after loss.”

Iztok Osojnik, from the introduction

“Kelley McKenna’s account of life with and without her late husband makes reading Cobbled Bridges a wrenching and moving experience…the book’s language and diction are so exquisite and always so perfectly suited to its subject matter… I resort perforce to cliché here, even as I try to match the author’s own eloquence in my praise: Cobbled Bridges is so exquisitely rendered that it brings the reader to tears.”

Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate, 2011-2015

Cover design by John Reinhart.