Randy Lowens

Location Rockcastle County,Kentucky
Occupation Home school father
Website http://oaknpine.blogspot.com/

About Me

I was reared in the north Georgia hills where I worked as welder, machinist and air conditioning repairman. Enraged by the abuses of employers, I began writing for leftist journals. Today I reside in eastern Kentucky where I home school my daughter and write.

"The Flotsam and Jetsam of War" received the Tacenda Literary Award for Best Short Story of 2007, illuminating social injustice. My work has also been featured in JMWW, Clockwise Cat, Wanderings, Blue Collar Review, Cherry Bleeds, Thieves Jargon, Pemmican, Unlikely Stories, Dogmatica, and Word Riot.

Most recently excerpts from a novel-in-progress appeared on Fried Chicken and Coffee and Dew on the Kudzu.

Why do you write?

I write fiction to hint at what can't be explained directly in an essay. Restlessness drives me.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Run Softly, Go Fast by Barbara Wersba; I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down by William Gay; Another Country by James Baldwin; The World Made Straight by Ron Rash; and of course Joe by Larry Brown.

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David Erlewine – Jan 06, 2010

Thanks, man, for the comments to "Who Will Ugly Him." Very nice to be in touch. Impressive CV, man.

Kim Conklin – Dec 10, 2009

Thanks for your comment on "This Was Something She Would Miss," Randy. I'm glad the story connected with you.

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