Poetry. This is the first collection of poems by a poet who received two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and who grew up on Army posts, mainly in the South. One of the strongest poems in the collection, "Major Lewis," tracks the author's intergenerational family's tie to the army, all the way to Vietnam and back to the reverberations of that war in the author's domestic life. "Those readers reared in military families will be astounded at the chords (Lunday) strikes, and the echoes of their own lives they will find in the particulars of his"--Mary Edwards Wertsch. "Robert Lunday has combined a narrative impulse, a desire to tell the story, with an intense lyrical imagination, and the result is MAD FLIGHTS"--Thomas Lux.
Robert Lunday grew up on Army posts, mainly in the South. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, he received an MA and PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. He has received two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a Writer-in-Residence Fellowship from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a PEN/Brazos Bookstore Prize, and a Barthelme/lnprint Fellowship for nonfiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English at Houston Community College. Author City: HOUSTON, TX USA