BETH ANN FENNELLY, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Mississippi. Her first book of poetry, Open House, won the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and was a Book Sense Top Ten Poetry Pick. It was reissued by W.W. Norton in 2009. Her second poetry collection, Tender Hooks, and her third, Unmentionables, were published by W.W. Norton in 2004 and 2008. She also published a book of nonfiction, Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother (Norton), in 2006. The Tilted World, the novel she wrote with her husband, Tom Franklin, was published by Morrow in the fall of 2013. Her current book, Micro-Memoirs, was published in October 2017.
Beth Ann Fennelly
Past Festivals and Updates:
Yusef Komunyakaa is our featured Thomas Lux Memorial Poet for the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. On Tuesday, January 11th, Komunyakaa will sit for a conversation with poet and consummate interviewer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who inspires ... Read more >
May 20, 2022 – Lake Worth, FL — After a great deal of research, legwork, and many thoughtful discussions, with staff, our board, and our advisory board, it has been decided that we will not ... Read more >
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is no stranger to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She taught workshops here in 2014 and 2018, and next year she returns as the 18thAnnual Festival’s Poet-at-Large. Ideally, the Poet-at-Large visits several schools ... Read more >