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Furman faculty publish new anthology of South Carolina poetry

James B. Duke Library at Furman University

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

“Archive” is published by The Ninety-Six Press and is edited by Furman faculty members Gil Allen, Jeffrey Makala and Bill Rogers.

The anthology, “Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005,” is edited by retired Furman English professors Gil Allen and Bill Rogers, 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 over 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 over 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.

Copies of the book are available in the Furman bookstore, at Fiction Addiction and at M. Judson Booksellers in Greenville, or directly through the James B. Duke Library. For more information, or to order copies, contact Julia Cowart at 864-294-2194 and


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