Redd’s Interview with Poet Beth Ann Fennelly

“I’ve always been jealous of what musicians have when they play together on stage because writers don’t get that…We had that a little bit with writing this novel.” Beth Ann Fennelly in Crooked Letter Review Series conversation about her and Tom Franklin‘s forthcoming novel, A TILTED WORLD. See the full conversation on the PRAIRIE SCHOONER blog here!

Dueling Writers & Honing the Creative Impulse: A Conversation with Beth Ann Fennelly

This conversation with Beth Ann Fennelly is the ninth in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by the Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd.  The following is a brief excerpt from their recent conversation at the University of Mississippi, familiarly known as Ole Miss.

Beth Ann Fennelly directs the MFA Program at Ole Miss, where she was named the 2011 Outstanding Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year. Her work has three times been included in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY series. Fennelly has published three full-length poetry books, including OPEN HOUSE, TENDER HOOKS, and UNMENTIONABLES, all published by W. W. Norton. She has also published a book of nonfiction, GREAT WITH CHILD. She and her husband, the L.A. Times Book award winner Tom Franklin, co-wrote the novel, TILTED WORLD, forthcoming in October 2013.

Author Beth Ann Fennelly

Author Beth Ann Fennelly

Steven Barthelme to be Sixth Crooked Letter Author

Relating Nonfiction and Fiction: A Conversation with Steven Barthelme

This conversation with Steven Barthelme, scheduled to appear on 12/19, is the sixth interview in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by the Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd.

Steven Barthelme has two books of non-fiction, the memoir, Double Down (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), co-authored with his brother, and the essay collection The Early Posthumous Work (Red Hen, 2010).  Earlier stories were collected in And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story, and a new collection titled Hush Hush (Melville House) appeared in October 2012.