Though we vacationed in a castle, though I rode you hard one morning to the hum of bees that buggered lavender, and later we shared gelato by a spotlit dome where pigeons looped like coins from a parade-- we weren’t transported back to newlyweds. We only had a week, between new jobs, we both were pinched with
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.