blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Beth Ann Fennelly is from Chicago and received her MFA from the University of Arkansas. She was the 1998-1999 Diane Middlebrook Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, and she has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in The American Scholar, The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and TriQuarterly; they have been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize 2001, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English, Poets of the New Century, and The Best American Poetry 1996. Her first book, Open House, published by Zoo Press, won The 2001 Kenyon Review Prize. Her latest book, Tender Hooks, was published by W. W. Norton in March, 2004.  

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