"New and Selected Poems" by Charleston resident and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth now is available from University of South Carolina Press.

The volume, available in bookstores and from online retailers, is part of USC Press' new Palmetto Poetry Series. It contains poetry from three earlier books, "Noticing Eden," "Despite Gravity" and "The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle," as well as a number of new poems.

Folly Beach resident Penny Travis will be signing copies of her book "Kabul Classroom: A Memoir of an American Teacher in Afghanistan" 3-5 p.m. April 27 at Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St.

Travis went to Kabul in 2009 to teach at the American University of Afghanistan. Her book, published by McFarland, recounts her experiences there.

"Kabul Classroom" is available from the publisher at www.mcfarlandpub.com or from online retailers.

Visit Travis' blog at http://adventureinafghanistan.blogspot.com.

Beaufort resident and author Kim Poovey will sign copies of her book "Truer Words" 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.

"Truer Words" is a novel that recounts the tale of the rebellious Emma Brown, a Lowcountry girl from a family with a secret. When the Civil War turns everything upside-down, Brown heads for the battlefield where she learns to be true to herself.

The book is available in paperback and in electronic form from online retailers.

Charleston-based History Press has issued "Wicked Edisto: The Dark Side of Eden," a telling by author Alexia Jones Helsley of the Sea Island's pirate past and historical dark side.

"Wicked Edisto" is available in local stores and from online retailers for $19.99.