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

Apr 30 2017
The Cowboy and the City Girl Southern Poetry Tour

Georgia Book Award winner, Alice Friman, and Sean Sexton, Poet Laureate of Indian River County, Florida, will read from their work.

433 Newberry St. SW
29801 Aiken, South Carolina

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I’m home. I’m not home. I’m on the road or
Off it, briefly. I’ve been out of place. I’ve been

Taking familiar walks. I like the boardwalk. I like
The swamp. I feel ill at ease. I feel fine.

As August ends, I’m thick and cold. As I circle
Above a tide of cypress knees, of webs,

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.

I have been reading