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.

Armed With Homemade Cameras, Haddam Man Portrays Civil War Photographer

  1. 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
  2. Another of his hobbies is making period toys and musical instruments like the psaltery, a stringed instrument in the zither family. Major, who is 70, started making cameras 40 years ago. His first was adapted from an 11-by-14 view camera from the 1920s
  3. The psaltery and harp were used for divine worship and to bring comfort to the hearts of the worshippers. When we come together for worship, it must come from the depths of our hearts. It is time we stopped following traditions, rituals or habits, that