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Furman education professor Henderson writes verse memoir

Last updated October 1, 2015

By Tina Underwood

Scott Henderson, portraitDr. Scott Henderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Education, has written a verse memoir about desire, love and loss.

His book, Gin and Gardenias: A Memoir of Desire, Love, and Loss, is published by Fiction Addiction Publishing located in Greenville.

Henderson, a Furman faculty member since 1998, spent four years on the volume, which consists of 68 poems covering the years 1968-2015.

The book provides an overview of Henderson’s life, while also exploring the process of forming a social and spiritual identity in the contemporary South.

Henderson created the cover art and interior illustrations, which were inspired by the poems themselves.

Dr. Gil Allen, Furman Professor Emeritus of English, says Gin and Gardenias is a “remarkable book” that will “touch your heart and mind in equal measure.”

In addition to his faculty role in Furman’s Department of Education, Henderson is also Director of Program Development and Evaluation at Furman, as well as Director of National/International Scholarships. Prior to joining the university, he taught in the Chesapeake City, Va. schools and at Yamagata Women’s Junior College in Japan. His published scholarship includes books and articles about the history of American social policy and education.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at (864) 294-3107.

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