Ninety-Six Press



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Ninety-Six Press

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Greenville, S.C.

About the Author

At the time of her death in 2000, Bennie Lee Sinclair was the Poet Laureate of South Carolina. Her third book of poems, Lord of Springs, won the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award for 1990. Her other awards included a Stephen Vincent Benet Narrative Poem Award, a Best American Short Stories citation, and a South Carolina Writers Award. Her first novel, The Lynching, was published in 1991. The novel is based on the story of Willie Earle, who was lynched in Greenville County, South Carolina, in 1947. Bennie Lee Sinclair lived and worked at her home Wildernesse, in the South Carolina mountains near Cleveland. A Greenville native, Sinclair was a 1961 graduate of Furman University and was awarded an Honorary Degree in Humanities in 1998. Sinclair passed away on May 22, 2000.


Paperback, 6 inches by 9 inches 61 pages, perfect bound


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Send a note specifying title(s) and delivery address to: Special Collections James B. Duke Library 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613. Enclose check for order, plus $3.00 for shipping. Please make checks payable to Special Collections and Archives.

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The Endangered: New and Selected Poems



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