1. Kudzu sallies into the gully like a man pulling up a chair where a woman was happily dining alone. Kudzu sees a field of cotton, wants to be its better half. Pities the red clay, leaps across the color wheel to tourniquet. Sees every glass half full, pours itself in. Then over the brim. Scribbles in
Beth Ann Fennelly
Beth Ann Fennelly is the author of the poetry collections Unmentionables (W. W. Norton, 2008), Tender Hooks (W. W. Norton, 2004), and Open House (Zoo Press, 2002), winner of the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize, as well as two books of nonfiction. Her honors include poetry grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and State of Illinois Council, among others. She teaches at the University of Mississippi and lives in Oxford, Mississippi.