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author of Heating and Cooling

Mississippi's poet laureate, Beth Ann Fennelly, returns to the symposium with her genre-bending collection, Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs. Ranging in length from a sentence to a few pages, these essays take on a wide range of subjects from marriage, to a kiss in a swimming pool, to parenthood, and to writing. Fennelly is the author of three prior poetry collections, Unmentionables, Tender Hooks, and Open House, as well as the essay collection Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother and the novel, The Tilted World, coauthored with her husband Tom Franklin.

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