S.C. Authors, S.C. Books

New and Selected Poems by Marjory Wentworth; Deep-Rooted Wisdom by Jenks Farmer

By Free Times
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New and Selected Poems
Author: Marjory Wentworth
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

This collection of more than 50 previously published poems and 28 new ones is described by the publisher as “a capstone to Wentworth’s tenure as South Carolina poet laureate, a title she has held since 2003.” Nature, bonds of family and friendship, human rights and social justice are among her themes. She will speak and sign her books at the S.C. State Library’s Center for the Book program at 1500 Senate St. from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 18.

Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners
Author: Augustus Jenkins Farmer
Publisher: Timber Press

South Carolina horticulturalist Jenks Farmer is known locally for his garden design work with the Riverbanks Botanical Garden, the Moore Farms Botanical Garden, and Seibels House and Garden in Columbia’s historic district, but his reputation is nationwide. His writing has been published in gardening magazines around the country over the past two decades and he has been interviewed frequently on television and radio. This book reflects the simple style of gardening he promotes, such as using pass-along plants and constructing gardens from materials at hand.

You Were Born One Time
Author: Quitman Marshall
Publisher: Ninety-Six Press

Columbia native Quitman Marshall’s poetry has won numerous awards, and this collection is being released this week. Marshall is a former chair of the board of governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and he was a founding board member of the annual South Carolina Book Festival. He teaches at the USC campus in Beaufort, where he lives. Marshall will be reading from his work and signing his book at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the if ART gallery at 1223 Lincoln St. as part of the Third Thursday in the Vista program. 


Bestselling author: Eric Jerome Dickey, a New York Times bestselling author, will be signing his new book, A Wanted Woman, on April 16 at Books-A-Million in Sumter at 12:30 p.m. and in Columbia (164 Forum Drive) at 6 p.m. The main figure in this thriller, Dickey’s twenty-first novel, is a beautiful female assassin known as Reaper who is on the run in the underworld of Trinidad and Barbados.

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