Monday, May 10, 2010

Village Wisdom

Frye Gaillard wrote the foreword for Village Wisdom: Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Job, Changed for Life, a memoir in photographs and words by North Carolina artist Carrie Wagner. The book, published in the spring of 2010 by Butler Mountain Press of Asheville, NC, tells the story of Carrie and her husband Bob, who spent three years as Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Uganda. In the Foreword, Gaillard summarized the book this way: “It is a memoir offered with humility and heart, and for some of us lucky enough to read it, it carries a certain measure of discomfort. We are reminded of the magnitude of global need, and how little most of us do to meet it, and the opportunities we are missing in the process. It may well be that the resulting unease is the greatest single gift of this book.”
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

To Live and Write in Dixie

Gaillard co-edited and wrote the foreword by this collection of new work by Alabama poet P.T. Paul. To Live and Write in Dixie was published in the winter of 2010 by Negative Capability Press, founded and operated by Alabama Poet Laureate Sue Walker. In the foreword, Gaillard called Paul’s book “…A thoughtful body of work, soaring in places, earthy in others, touching the heart and soul of the South.”