The poet laureate of South Carolina, Marjory Wentworth
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Poet Laureate writes dedication for Charleston victims

The poet laureate of South Carolina, Marjory Wentworth, has written a dedication to those who lost their lives in Wednesday's attack at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

The poem, titled "Holy City", starts with a quote from the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine victims: "Only love can conquer hate."

Here, she recites the poem for BBC News.

Produced by Peter Murtaugh, Ashley Semler and Rajini Vaidyanathan

  • 21 Jun 2015
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