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Marjory Wentworth

MARJORY WENTWORTH’s poems have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize six times. Her books of poetry include NOTICING EDEN, DESPITE GRAVITY, THE ENDLESS REPETITION OF AN ORDINARY MIRACLE and NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. She is the co-writer with Juan Mendez of TAKING A STAND: THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, co-editor with Kwame Dawes of SEEKING: POETRY AND PROSE INSPIRED BY THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN, and the author of the prize-winning children’s story, SHAKLES.

Her most recent collaborations include WE ARE CHARLESTON: TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH AT MOTHER EMANUEL, with Herb Frazier and Dr. Bernard Powers and the New York Times best-seller OUT OF WONDER: POEMS CELEBRATING POETS with Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley. 

Wentworth serves on the editorial board of the University of South Carolina’s Palmetto Poetry Series, and she is the poetry editor for Charleston Currents. She was the 2016 Leo Twiggs Fellowship recipient at the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative. Her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University and she is the Poet Laureate of South Carolina.    

Learn more about her at  www.marjorywentworth.net.