Unmentionables: poems

by Beth Ann Fennelly ’93 (W.W. Norton & Company)

unmentionables.jpgWords may at times be insufficient, but the author finds language that works in this collection of short narratives and three longer sequences. From the kudzu that “breeds its own welcome mat” to the French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, who “swallowed brilliance,” the bold unmentionables become the award-winning poet’s wordplay.

Fennelly’s books also include Tender Hooks: Poems; Great With Child: Letters to a Young Mother and Open House: Poems.

(April 2008)