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My third novel, Blood Clay, was published by Press 53. I am also the author of a collection of short stories, Fidelities, and a poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake. My work has appeared in many journals including New Letters, Poetry, NCLR, The Kenyon Review, Green Mountains Review, Arts & Letters, and several anthologies. I graduated from West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte. A longtime newspaper reporter and editor, I now teach at North Carolina A&T.
Appalachian poet, musician, and raconteur Kirk Judd has a new book and CD package out, "My People Was Music." I thought I'd share part of a Goodreads review I did of the book - I think members of The Read would enjoy this.
There is no gussying-up here. This is the plain hard rock undergirding Appalachia. This is the sound of water rushing, the clawhammer banjo sound, the crack of a wedge as it splits that cross-grained stump of oak. Kirk Judd has been making poems…Continue
Posted on March 27, 2015 at 6:42am