Besmilr Brigham was born in Pace, Mississippi, in 1913. She is the author of three volumes of poetry; her last, Run through rock: selected short poems of Besmilr Brigham (2000), was published posthumously. In 1970, she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Brigham lived most of her later life in Horatio, Arkansas, before moving to New Mexico, where she died in 2000.
Audio Recordings with Bresmilr Brigham
- Besmilr Brigham reading her poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Nov. 14, 1972.