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Marjory Heath WentworthMajory Wentworth Poet Laureate

Marjory Wentworth's poems have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize five times. Her books of poetry include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, and The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle. She is the co-writer with Juan Mendez of Taking a Stand, The Evolution of Human Rights and she is the author of the prizewinning children’s story Shackles.

Marjory teaches creative writing at the following institutions: The Art Institute of Charleston, Roper St. Francis Cancer Center “Expressions of Healing” program and LILA’s Poets-in-the schools program at Burke High School in Charleston, SC. Her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University. She is the Poet Laureate of South Carolina.

For Governor Nikki R. Haley on the occasion of her inauguration as Governor of South Carolina:  The Weight it Takes

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 Noticing Eden by Marjory Wentworth  The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle  Shackles by Marjory Wentworth