Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University in Virginia, Michael Lund conducts writing workshops with Home and Abroad, a free writing instruction program for veterans, active-duty military, and families hosted by Longwood University’s Department of English and Modern Languages. At the same time, he continues to add to his own body of work. Listed here are recent publications.
“Turtles,” a short story, appeared in Snapshots, in the 2023 Anthology of the Military Writers Society of America. It comes from Lund’s The Persimmon Rivers Novels, a series set in the Tidewater region of North Carolina that highlights the contribtions of veterans from different eras. Staffordshire, a village of 2000 nestled on an inland bay formed by a North Carolina river, is another dying American smalltown, yet individuals are drawn together—instinctively? mysteriously? magically?—to rebuild a community and a tradition.
“Blue Smoke War; White Bones Men,” a Memorial Day 2021 Op-Ed appears in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A generation’s retrospective is now available.