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.

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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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