Beth Ann FennellyPoetry, 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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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