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July 2013

I Do Not Have a Particular Home, Place, or People

A Literary Conversation with Poet Richard Lyons
Richard Lyons
This conversation with Richard Lyons is the twelfth in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by Prairie Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd. Richard Lyons (Ph.D., University of Houston) has published poems in The Nation, Poetry, New Republic, Paris Review, and North American Review. He is the author of three books of poetry: These Modern Nights, a Devins Award winner in the University of Missouri Press Breakthrough Series; Hours of the Cardinal, published in the James Dickey Contemporary Poets Series at the University of South Carolina Press; and Fleur Carnivore, winner of the Washington Prize. A new project, Blood Psalms, is currently in the editing stages. He teaches creative writing at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.

Briefly Noted - July 2013

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.
Fire on the Mountain

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.

Vol. 2 Issue 4. July 2013. Ed. James Madison Redd.

The Home Jar: Stories by Nancy Zafris | Reviewed by Nick White

The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories by Ethan Rutherford | Reviewed by Jacqueline H. Harris

Fire on the Mountain by Edward Abbey | Reviewed by Jack Hill


Sports Blog Series by Natalie Diaz
Basketball Photo
The following is the introductory blog for Natalie Diaz’ Basketball/Sports Blog series. She was part of the Old Dominion Lady Monarch basketball team that made it to the NCAA Championship game in 1997. After playing professional basketball in Europe and Asia for several years, Diaz returned to Old Dominion and completed a double MFA in poetry and fiction.