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Furman Faculty Edits New Poetry Anthology

May 08, 2018 03:51PM ● By Kathleen Maris

A new anthology of South Carolina poetry edited by Furman University faculty members is now available.

The anthology, “Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005,” is edited by Gil Allen and Bill Rogers, retired Furman English professors, and Jeffrey Makala, special collections librarian and university archivist at James B. Duke Library. It is published by Ninety-Six Press and includes the writings of 46 contemporary South Carolina poets.

The anthology’s contents were previously published in national poetry journals and in chapbooks and monographs. It is the most complete survey and summary of the writings of South Carolina poets in more than a decade since the previously-published 2005 Ninety-Six Press poetry anthology.

The Ninety-Six Press, established at Furman in 1991, has published more than 20 volumes of poetry by South Carolina authors. The imprint is now part of the South Carolina Poetry Archives in the Department of Special Collections and Archives in James B. Duke Library at Furman.

The  South Carolina Poetry Archives contains the papers and manuscripts of more than 20 South Carolina poets and a comprehensive collection of the published writings of all South Carolina poets.

A series of group poetry readings featuring anthology contributors will take place throughout South Carolina in 2018.