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Bryce Milligan's Books

Brigid's Cloak by Bryce Milligan
Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads...
Lost and Certain of It, by Bryce Milligan
From the Introduction, by Sudeep Sen The first work by Bryce Milligan I read was Working the Stone in the mid-1990s. I was moved then by the lyricism of his language and his honesty of stance. Subsequently, I have read more of his work, heard him read his poetry, heard him sing songs he has written, and heard him play musical instruments – Milligan is a true ‘bard’ poet in the best...
The Prince of Ireland by Bryce Milligan
When the king of Ireland’s eldest son and his stepmother argue, she curses him with impossible task. He must bring to her the three magic stallions that the giant Sean O'Donal keeps "at the edge of the western world." The prince and his two loyal stepbrothers journey west, and attempt to steal the horses, but they quickly find themselves hanging from the giant's stable...
Alms for  Oblivion by Bryce Milligan
A 500-line poem that investigates the sources of inspiration, from the origins of the earliest known muses to the nature of mathematical perfection, while simultaneously, as Edward Hirsch describes it, the poem is a "meditation on doubt and certainty, time and timelessness."
With the Wind, Kevin Dolan by Bryce Milligan
Milligan notes in his prefatory remarks that the names of certain families and ships in With the Wind, Kevin Dolan are drawn from documentary records, and its "events" are derived from what is known historically of the beginnings of the Power Colony in the vicinity of Refugio, Texas, in 1834. His principal...