By Beth Ann Fennelly
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She currently teaches English while working toward her MFA at the University of Arkansas, where she is a Lily Peter Fellow. Beth Ann has won the Charles B. Wood Award for Distinguished Writing from The Carolina Quarterly, and she has published her poetry widely in journals in this country and abroad.
Blue fingers were so curled into his palm we kept them straight by fixing them to sticks. We tied his goitered chin so Lucifer and witches couldn't coven on his tongue. We placed two copper pennies on the eyes that nevermore would see they couldn't see. Most lacking where most needed, dignity was not an honored guest at Papa's death. Our narrow staircase twisting to the parlor could not accommodate my Papa's board. We took it high and low and on its side. We lowered him, at last, from the bow window.
He thinks when he passes through the eye of the reader, his signature will remain. Beth Ann Fennelly Beth Ann Fennelly, a native of Chicago, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. After graduation, she spent a year teaching in the Czech Republic. She currently teaches English while working toward her MFA at the University of Arkansas, where she is a Lily Peter Fellow. Beth Ann has won the Charles B. Wood Award for Distinguished Writing from The Carolina Quarterly, and she has published her poetry widely in journals in this country and abroad.
A Different Kind of Hunger (Texas Review Poetry Chapbook Series) by Beth Ann Fennelly