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.

Bowed Psaltery makes sweet sounds under practiced hands

  1. Renowned mountain music performer and storyteller Betty Smith will kick off the second season of the mountain culture preservation series on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at Patton Building Room 150 on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College.
  2. Rick grew up in Wartburg and played trombone and sang in the choir, so learning to play a bowed psaltery wasn't that much of a leap. He explained it's not played like a guitar or violin where a musician uses his fingers on the strings. "Your finger is
  3. 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