Dr. Kibler is author of six volumes on William Gilmore Simms, most recently Poetry and the Practical (University of Arkansas Press), Selected Poems of W.G. Simms (University of Georgia Press and University of South Carolina Press), and William Gilmore Simm’s Selected Reviews on Literature and Civilization (University of South Carolina Press). He has been restoring his early South Carolina plantation home since 1989 and is reforesting it’s acres with native hardwoods. The plantation is the subject of Our Fathers’ Fields, which won the Fellowship of Southern Writers Award for nonfiction in 2000. An author of Southern literature himself, his Poems from Scorched Earth appeared from Charleston Press in 2000. His novels, Child to the Waters, Walking Toward Home, and The Education of Chauncey Doolittle were published by Publican Press. He is currently completing novels Tiller and The Gentler Gamester. His Taking Root: The Nature Writings of Willian and Adam Summer of Pomaria will appear from the University of South Carolina Press in 2017.