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Beth Ann Fennelly

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20110506 ,20100423

Beth Ann Fennelly has written four books of poetry in the last decade, along with earning multiple degrees and starting a family.  Born in New Jersey and raised in Illinois, she talks about her relocation to Mississippi and the effect the move has had on her life and her work.  She also discusses her development as a poet, a teacher, and now, a mother, and reads from her books, Tender Hooks, Open House, and Unmentionables. She also discusses her book of nonfiction, Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother.

| Subject Matter: Mississippi, Motherhood | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction |

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