80 Psaltery & Lyre: Deja Earley, “And I Remember He's My Father”

She has received honors in several writing contests, including the 2008 Joan Johnson Award in poetry,and the 2004-2005 Parley A. and Ruth J. Christensen Award. She was awarded first place in the 2011 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest, and she had several poems included in Fire in the Pasture. Deja Earley’s poems, fiction, and essays have previously appeared or are forthcoming in journals like  Arts and Letters ,  Borderlands , and  Utne Reader. She completed a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi and she now lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Caseyville Frontier Days

  1. EVER since the Psalmist urged worshippers of God to "praise Him with the sound of trumpet, praise Him with psaltery and harp", the relationship between religion and music has been deeply ambivalent. Faith has inspired the most glorious compositions
  2. Anna was spinning a top in a wooden bowl while her mother was playing a musical instrument called a bowed psaltery. Steve Nagy News-Democrat. Circle Wind Wicombe Tata of Belleville plays a Native American-style reed flute Sunday while at Frontier 
  3. Her hognose psaltery, similar to a lap harp, gives a happy melodic ring. It is embellished with an intricate Celtic design on the top. Golden was born in Sacramento, California and moved many times throughout her childhood due to her father's work in