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Poetry Reading CLP

Rosko’s work is formally innovative and thematically relevant to life in 2019 America. Her newest poetry collection, Weather Inventions, captures an enduring sense of wonder in the face of nature alongside the scientific impulse to observe and measure. Rosko will join us from Charleston, where she is Associate Professor and M.F.A. Director at the College […]

Hungry Drovers Love Poetry

Furman University’s Special Collections and Archives is teaming up with The Hungry Drover on Saturday, August 18. Come for lunch and stay for a poetry reading, featuring poets from the newly-published anthology “Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005.” Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / Poetry Reading 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edited by Furman […]

Do in Dour

Furman University Professor of English Emeritus William Aarnes read from his newly-published book Do in Dour (Kelsay Books) on Monday, September 12th, at 5:30 in the Pitts Memorial Room of James B. Duke Library on the Furman campus. “William Aarnes keeps finding the little seed words inside larger words—“the get in vegetables,” “the real in […]

Poetry Creation Station

April is National Poetry Month, and the James B. Duke Library is encouraging you to discover your inner poet.  We have set up a Poetry Creation Station using a magnetic white board and inspiring words.  Express yourself!  

New Library Exhibition!

New Library Exhibition Open Now!  Celebrating South Carolina Poetry: An Exhibition to Mark the Acquisition of the Ninety-Six Press Archive. 2nd floor, James B. Duke Library      English professors William Rogers and Gilbert Allen founded The Ninety-Six Press at Furman University in 1991 to publish book-length works of poetry by South Carolina authors. Rogers and […]

Poetry Creation Station

April is National Poetry Month, and the James B. Duke Library is encouraging you to discover your inner poet.  We have set up a Poetry Creation Station using a magnetic white board and inspiring words.  Express yourself!

Visit the SC Poetry Archives at Furman University

April is National Poetry Month, and what would be a better time of year to read some poems than when the sun is finally shining?  The Special Collections and Archives of the Furman Library houses the SC Poetry Archives, a unique collection of published works, manuscripts, and ephemeral materials from over one hundred authors. The […]

Apply for Poetry Fellowship

Apply for the Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry.

The Glosser, a Poem in Two Books

Continuing our theme of National Poetry Month, today’s feature is an odd little volume entitled The Glosser, a Poem in Two Books written by Giles Julap and published in 1802. It can be found in the Jeffersonian Americana microfilm collection, and is one of many scanned titles relating to Thomas Jefferson. Little is known about […]

Poem: To Furman

Continuing with our theme of National Poetry month, the following poem was published in the first edition of the Furman yearbook, Bonhomie (1901). The poem is entitled “To Furman” and was written by Samuel Marion Wolfe, who graduated from Furman University in 1903, and went on to become the attorney general of South Carolina (1918-1924). […]