Stilt House is now available for pre-orders!


“It is not for me to imagine what passes/between a cow and a Pekingese noticing each other/in the spring snow, across an electric fence,” Jacob Boyd assures us in his Frost-inspired “One Looks at Two.” But this poet’s concern not to overreach—to avoid an overly easy recourse to personification or the sublime—is in concert with his commitment to lyrical accuracy. In poem after poem, he takes this imperative not only to animals wild and domesticated, but also to friends, neighbors, and an American landscape as vivid and tactile as “a hallway through Oklahoma, nightlights, a Mustang, a map in the front matter.” Boyd’s companionable voice will bring you readily along for the ride. But he is also the maker of startlingly, seriously astute and beautiful poems. He’s a poet who wears his lyricism lightly. But this Stilt House, while intentionally humble, is architecture built on nerve and lyrical air. — Christina Pugh

Order your copy today. We expect books to ship by December!

Calling Local Authors!


Call for Submissions!

Submission Due Date: November 30, 2018

Greenville County Library is pleased to announce a call for authors to have an opportunity to speak to the public at the Hughes Main Library on January 26, 2019. With over 300,000 annual visitors, over 7,000 followers on social media and a distribution of over 13,000 newsletters bimonthly, this event provides our patrons and county residents with the opportunity to discover authors and provide important exposure and publicity for the authors.

Save the Date!

Sat, Jan 26, 2019, Hughes Main Library

Meet local and regional authors, buy books, and have your books signed. Join us for local author panel discussions sponsored by the Emrys Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

12:30p-3:30p • Visit with local authors at their tables

1p-2:30p • Mystery Author Panel: David Burnsworth, Rose Senehi & Trudy Nan Boyce

2:30p-4p • YA Author Panel: Jessica Khoury, Emily B. Martin & Jo Hackl

4p-5:30p • How to Get Published: Katie Burgess Steenerson & Glenis Redmond