Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Beth Ann Fennelly is known primarily for her poetry. However, she also wrote Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother (2006), a series of letters to a former student who was expecting her first child. Fennelly drew on her own experience of pregnancy and childbirth for the book and noted that the process of having a child is not unlike the creation of a poem, just as difficult and just as rewarding.