Beth Ann Fennelly to present “Unmentionables” April 2

Wed, 03/26/2008 (All day)

MOBILE – The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library, as part of their “Southern Writers: Fiction and Poetry” series, will host poet Beth Ann Fennelly at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Stewartfield. Fennelly will present “Unmentionables,” and Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama, will interview her.

Fennelly is one of those rare poets who, because of her passion, compassion, honesty, inventiveness and intelligence, causes the reader to experience the art of poetry in a totally new way. Fennelly’s third collection of poems, “Unmentionables,” extends and deepens the range of her thinking yet maintains the sensual wordplay and subversive wit for which she has been labeled a "phenomenon" by the Harvard Review. These poems are not merely to be read by other poets, but by anyone who understands that poetry is one of the best methods of investigating the human soul and the answers to life's biggest questions. 

Fennelly's previous collections are “Tender Hooks” and “Open House,” which won the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and was a BookSense Top Ten Poetry pick.

Coffee and dessert will follow the presentation. Suggested donation is $3. Spring Hill College students and faculty and current Friends of the Spring Hill College Library members are admitted free. For more information, call (251) 380-3870.