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Science & Mathematics Governor’s School Instructor Releases Poetry Collection

April 14, 2017

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that English instructor, Dr. Adam Houle, has released Stray, a poetry collection, now available for preorder.

“I’m grateful that Stray has found its way into the world. Lithic Press did beautiful work with the design and layout, and the physical book is stunning. I’m grateful too for all my colleagues and our students. Across disciplines and duties, to a person, they commit with verve and intelligence to the task at hand. When I consider their work alongside the sharp, curious minds of the dedicated students I see every day, I’m humbled. Stray is, among other things, my small way of trying to get it right, to bring shape to experience, which is what we’re all doing: trying to get the good work right,” said Houle.

Houle teaches Creative Writing at GSSM and participates in poetry readings in the Hartsville community. He also teaches “A Worn Path or The Road Less Traveled? Inspiration and Influence in Creative Writing” during the School’s three-week January Interim.

Houle earned his PhD from Texas Tech and currently lives in Darlington. His poems have appeared in AGNI, Shenandoah, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Claudia Emerson selected his work for Best New Poets 2010. Nominated for both a Pushcart and for Best of the Net, he was also a semi-finalist for the Boston Review “Discovery” Prize and a finalist for the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry. 

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