South Carolina

Marjory Wentworth’s poems have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of three books of poetry (Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle) as well as Shackles, a children's book. She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize five times. Educated at Mt. Holyoke College, Wentworth received her M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from New York University. Currently, she teaches Creative Writing and English at The Art Institute of Charleston, and serves as the Poet Laureate of South Carolina.

upcoming events

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Apr 25 2015
Poetry Month Celebration Ft Kendall Driscoll

Aiken County Museuem and PRA Publishing are hosting the 2015 Poetry Matters Celebration at the beautiful grounds of the Aiken County Historic Museum. Featuring a reading and book signing by three time Poetry Matters Contest winner Kendall Driscoll. Kendall Driscoll is a music education major enrolled at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is an active spoken word poet in both South Carolina and Georgia, performing at local open mics and poetry events.   Driscoll is the 2010, 2012, and 2013 Poetry Matters Celebration winner and has published poetry in both the Poetry Matters Anthology and Poetry Diversified. Her work has also been published in Furman University’s literary magazine, The Echo.     Viewing of the anthology Poetry Diversified 2015: A Human Experience Anthology. Special appearance from Aiken County Mayor Fred Cavanough will be signing the 2015 proclamation.     Come hear winners from the 2013-2014 Poetry Matters Contest read their poems from the new anthology.  Poets: Roger Brock, Joan Lacombe, Ruth Merriman, and Judge Pauline Findlay                                Previous Anthologies:  Come celebrate with us fifteen years of making poetry matter locally, nationally, and internationally.   

2:00pm to 4:30pm
436 Newberry Street
29801 Aiken, South Carolina

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poems

poem
A volunteer, a Daughter of the Confederacy,
receives my admission and points the way.
Here are gray jackets with holes in them,
red sashes with individual flourishes,
things soft as flesh. Someone sewed
the gold silk cord onto that gray sleeve
as if embellishments
could keep a man alive.

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