Dixon Hearne

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Dixon Hearne
Born 1948
Louisiana
Occupation Writer, educator
Nationality American

Dixon Hearne (born 1948) is an American educator and writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He has published an education text (Teaching Second-Language Learning with Learning Disabilities), four short story collections: Delta Flats: Stories in the Key of Blues and Hope; Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South; Native Voices, Native Lands; and When Christmas was Real, and edited several anthologies. His novella, From Tickfaw to Shongaloo is forthcoming from Southeast Missouri State University Press. It was previously named the sole runner-up in the international creative writing competition sponsored by the Pirates Alley Faulkner Society in New Orleans. The contest was judged by Moira Crone.

After writing for professional magazines and journals, he began to write in a "different voice." In 2003, his first short story won an award and was subsequently published in a literary journal. His short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have received numerous awards and appear widely in magazines, journals, and anthologies.[1]

Early life, education and early career[edit]

Hearne was born in Monroe, Louisiana and raised along levees of the Ouachita River in West Monroe, Louisiana. As a child, he often traveled with his father on his sales routes through the back roads of northeast Louisiana. Many of the characters and voices in his works of fiction are drawn from the store front porches and inhabitants of the small southern towns that populated this region. He graduated from West Monroe High School and began college at University of Louisiana-Monroe. When his father became ill, he had to withdraw from school and find a job. He moved to Houston, Texas where he worked his way through University of St. Thomas to earn a BA in English and History. He taught in Houston's inner-city before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an MA at Pepperdine University, and later earned a PhD at Claremont Graduate University.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Hearne split his career between teaching English and special education in public schools and university positions: Clarke College, Loras College, University of Dubuque; California State University-San Bernardino; Cal-Poly-Pomona; Whittier College; University of Texas-Brownsville; and Chapman University. He is semi-retired and teaches occasional courses in general and special education. He served on several editorial boards of leading journals.[3][4][5]

Honors[edit]

Published works[edit]

Books
  • Delta Flats: Stories in the Key of Blues and Hope, Amphorae Publishing Group. 2016. ISBN 978-1-940442143
  • From Tickfaw to Shongaloo, Southeast Missouri State University Press. 2015. ISBN 978-0990353065
  • Christmas Traditions, Adams Media, 2008[9]
  • Native Voices, Native Lands. Laughing Cactus Press. 2013.ISBN 978-1937905200
  • Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South. Southeast Missouri State University Press. 2009. ISBN 978-0982248911
  • Teacakes and Afternoon Tales, AWOC.COM Publishing, 2008.[9]
  • Teaching Second-Language Learners with Learning Disabilities. Academic Communication Associates. 2000. ISBN 978-1575030579
  • Thanksgiving to Christmas: A Patchwork of Stories. AWOC. 2009. ISBN 978-0937660584
  • When Christmas was Real. AWOC. 2012. ISBN 978-1620160183
  • Woodstock Revisited, Adams Media, 2009[9]
Short stories
  • "Bouree" [14]
  • "Mercy Rare" [15]
  • "Petty Wise" [16]
  • "Crescent City Blues"[17]
  • "Don't Try Me"[18]
  • “Two for One” [19]
  • “Lifelines” [20]
  • “Boogers, Haints, and Heathens” [21]
  • “And That’s the Truth” [22]
  • “Never Was” [23]
  • “Redemption”[24]
  • “Tidewater” [25]
  • “Threads” [26]
  • “Raptured” [27]
  • “A Good Woman Knows” [28]
  • “Three Stories” [29]
  • “Canyons of Wisdom” [30]
  • “Going up North”, Big Muddy, 2013
  • “Reaching West”, Potomac Review, 2012
  • “Word from New Iberia”, Wisconsin Review, 2008
  • “Sandbars”, Roanoke Review, 2008
  • “The Tinder Woods”, Louisiana Literature, 2008
  • “The Right Eye of Justice”, Valley Voices, 2008
  • “The Christmas Cake”, Mature Living, 2007
  • “Along the Levee’s Edge”, Louisiana Review, 2007
  • “Plantatia”, Big Muddy, 2006
  • “Tethered Hearts”, Cream City Review, 2005
  • “White Trash Wedding”, Big Muddy, 2005
Essays/Other
  • “We Need a Little Bit of Walter Cronkite” The Shreveport Times [31]
  • “Imagination: The Writer-Creator Within”, Fine Lines, 2010
  • “The Axis of Boomer Wisdom”, Woodstock Revisited, 2009
  • “Teach Our Children Well” [32]
  • "Interview with David Armand (author) – New Orleans Review[33]
  • "Interview with David Armand (author) - Oxford American [34]
Poetry
  • Down the Dark River Louisiana Literature Press. 2015.
  • The Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana, Vol. 4. Texas Review Press. 2012.
  • "Delta Deep," "Nesting" [35]
  • “Collateral Lessons” [36]
  • The Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana, Vol. 4, 2012
  • “Skulls,” “Wagons West”, Weber: The Contemporary West, 2013
  • “Choctaw Trail of Tears”, New Plains Review, 2012
  • “We Thrive”, Big Muddy, 2012
  • “Drawing Inward” Tulane Review, Fall 2014 [37]
Co-editor
  • A Quilt of Holidays [38]
  • Teacakes and Afternoon Tales [39]
  • Sweet Tea and Afternoon Tales [40]

Interviews[edit]

  • Louisiana Anthology Project interview [41]
  • Twelve Minute Muse interview [42]
  • Mississippi Authors interview [43]
  • Belle Reve Literary Journal interview [44]
  • Fleur de Lit interview [45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Interview with author Dixon Hearne, Ph.D. | Belle Rêve Literary Journal Archived June 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Bellerevejournal.com August 11, 2012. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Fleur de Lit. Fleurdelit.com (March 20, 2014). Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ KRCU. KRCU. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Deviant Author Interview – Dixon Hearne | The Huber Life. Huberlife.wordpress.com (March 31, 2014). Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
  5. ^ SLR Welcomes New Contributor Dixon Hearne. Southernlitreview.com (May 5, 2014). Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
  6. ^ http://wordsandmusic.org/2014-finalists/
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  8. ^ http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2013-finalists.htm
  9. ^ a b c d e f Dixon Hearne: Publications and Prizes. Directory of Poets & Writers. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  10. ^ Good Reading Starts Here. NewPages.com. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Spur Awards « Western Writers of America. Westernwriters.org. Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
  12. ^ http://louisianabooknews.blogspot.com/2014/01/great-literary-events-happening-this.html
  13. ^ National History Honor Society. Phi Alpha Theta (January 18, 2013). Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  14. ^ http://www.kentuckyreview.org/index.php/issues2/2015/flash-fiction-2015/item/446-dhearnebio
  15. ^ http://www.schoolcraft.edu/a-z-index/the-macguffin/cover-gallery#.VUujev10wdU
  16. ^ http://www.michwriters.org/dunesreview/
  17. ^ https://colliersmagazine.com/article/crescent-city-blues
  18. ^ http://www.postroadmag.com/17/fiction/hearne.phtml
  19. ^ http://academics.utep.edu/Portals/1834/Twoforonergr.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.gcwriters.org/hearne_featured_writer.html
  21. ^ http://deepsouthmag.com/2011/10/boogers-haints-and-heathens/
  22. ^ http://www.denversyntax.com/issue14/fiction/hearne/truth.html
  23. ^ http://penmenreview.com/never-was/
  24. ^ http://custom.bellaonline.com/review/issues/spring2014/f003.html
  25. ^ http://www.fairmontstate.edu/kestrel/issue-23-fall-2009
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  27. ^ http://glossolaliaflash.tumblr.com/post/2143650445/raptured-by-dixon-hearne
  28. ^ http://www.muscadinelines.com/Ezine/Archives/2007/2007v13hearne.htm
  29. ^ http://www.wordriot.org/template_2.php?ID=1124
  30. ^ http://pdc-connection.ebscohost.com/c/short-stories/60914768/canyons-wisdom
  31. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  32. ^ http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/opinion/2014/02/14/teach-our-children-well/5468035/
  33. ^ http://www.neworleansreview.org/david-armand-harlow/
  34. ^ http://www.oxfordamerican.org/item/532-of-fathers-and-sons
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 
  36. ^ http://bostonpoetry.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/collateral-lessons/
  37. ^ http://issuu.com/tulanereview/docs/tulane_review_fall_2014
  38. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  39. ^ http://www.gcwriters.org/teacakes_afternoon_tales.htm
  40. ^ http://www.gcwriters.org/sweet_tea.htm
  41. ^ http://louisianaanthology.blogspot.com/2014/11/80-interview-with-writer-dixon-hearne.html
  42. ^ http://www.twelveminutemuse.com/musings/episode-20-chat-dixon-hearne/
  43. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  44. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  45. ^ http://huberlife.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/deviant-author-interview-dixon-hearne/

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