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.

Weekend Entertainments From the Archives of The New York Times

  1. Auto harp, banjammer, banjo, bass, bowed psaltery, fiddle guitar, harmonica, mandolin, penny whistle, ukulele percussion and vocals. For more information, call Kay Buskov at 270-825-3372. • Praise Temple Apostolic Church's Ladies Ministry is asking for 
  2. “Mr. W. B. Yeats, the Irish poet, is to lecture upon 'Speaking to Musical Notes,' and the lecture is to be illustrated by 'lyrics spoken to a psaltery,' ” Mr. Alden wrote. “This is a delightful announcement, and it is as vague as one of Mr. Yeats's
  3. Consisting of 11 musicians, the Rose Ensemble employs eight singers and three instrumentalists, with founder/artistic director Jordan Sramek sometimes playing a psaltery (a forerunner resembling a zither) and a hurdy-gurdy in place of using his tenor