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.

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  1. BISHOP HILL, Ill. (KWQC) – Look closely and you're sure to find his shop. Gary Carey is a gifted instrument maker. You can check out his work in Bishop Hill, Illinois. Carey makes and plays dulcimers, unique banjos, cigar box guitars. Also a psaltery.
  2. Instruments used include auto harp, banjammer, banjo, bass, bowed psaltery, fiddle guitar, harmonica, mandolin, penny whistle and ukulele percussion. For more information, call Kay Buskov at 270-825-3372. • Praise Temple Apostolic Church's Ladies 
  3. Janet Green plays recorder, krummhorn, tenor viola da gamba, psaltery and is a founding member of Musica Dolce. She is the executive director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society. Violinist Cynthia Baker holds degrees from Indiana University, where she