019: Talking the poetry of truth with Beth Ann Fennelly

Polli and Kate had the great pleasure of interviewing Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, about her collection of micro-memoirs, Heating & Cooling, as well as the intersections between poetry, memoir, and fiction. They also name her an honorary Scorpio. Listen in: 

Learn more about Beth Ann Fennelly and her innumerable talents and awards on her website.

You can find her books at The Raven Bookstore, and especially check out Heating & Cooling, where you'll learn why we're always going to look at page 50 in a used book from now on:

Heating & Cooling

One-or-Two Book Minimum:

The Child Finder
Eternal Life 

Also, did you know we do Book Club House Calls?  We can come to your house or location and bring custom book suggestions, talk about different genres and reading styles, and definitely help you eat your cheese plate. Fo' free. If you want a Book Squad member to come visit your book club (or your group of friends who want to start a club!), let us know!

Twice a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.

This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, opens a new windowStitcher, opens a new window, or SoundCloud, opens a new window. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate