Serpentfoot papers

Serpentfoot papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Otwell, Anne Clay
Title: Serpentfoot papers
Dates: 20th century
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3500- MS 3501 housed together in 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3501(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Anne Clay Otwell was fairly well known in Georgia as a poet, editor, and publisher of the Poets Monthly paper. She was also president of the Poets of Georgia Club, and mayor of a ghost town once called Tulip (also previously called Sprite and Kincaid) located in Chattooga County, Georgia. She renamed the town Poetry, Georgia and intended to create a colony of poets there. After going broke publishing poetry, Anne Otwell lived as a hermit in the woods of Poetry, Georgia. When her "stomach started talking to her," she wrote her Bad News Gospel. She started the "Church of Nudist Native and Naturalist with a Mission / NNNWM." In 1995, Anne Otwell legally changed her name to Serpentfoot.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains printouts of Anne Clay Otwell's website featuring "V.I.P. People you must meet (The Map People), and the Bad News Gospel. Also included are legal document regarding her arrest.

Index Terms

Authors and publishers--Georgia--Chattooga County.
Communities--Georgia--Chattooga County.
Editors--Georgia--Chattooga County.
Poets--Georgia--Chattooga County.
Religious leaders--Georgia--Chattooga County.
Serials (publications).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Serpentfoot papers. MS 3501(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Material re: Serpentfoot Arrest and Legal Case
2Website prints V.I.P. People You Must Meet by Serpentfoot (the former Anne Clay Otwell)