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National Poetry Month - Beth Ann Fennelly

Step inside "The Kudzu Chronicles." As the poet reads her book-length poem, you learn more about her ...

Beth Ann Fennelly

Beth Ann Fennelly is the author of three poetry collections, Unmentionables, Tender Hooks, and Open House; two memoirs, Heating & Cooling and Great with Child; and a novel, The Tilted World, coauthored with her husband, Tom Franklin. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, and is also the state’s Poet Laureate. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

Books by Beth Ann Fennelly

  1. Book CoverGreat with Child: Letters to a Young Mother


    "May be the best book ever to give for a baby shower."—Tampa TribuneMore

  2. Book CoverHeating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs


    "Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband’s sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara." —from Heating & Cooling, "Married Love, IV"More

  3. Book CoverOpen House: Poems


    “With its high spirits, its love of textures of different kinds of writing . . . [this] is an immensely lively performance.” —Robert HassMore

  4. Book CoverTender Hooks: Poems


    A fearless delineation of the joys, absorptions, and—yes—jealousies of new motherhood.More

  5. Book CoverUnmentionables: Poems


    “Insouciant, sexy, funny, and dead-on . . . a startlingly empathetic series of concise and slashing poems.”—BooklistMore