Stephen Lyons

Stephen J. Lyons is the author of four books of journalism and essays, most recently Going Driftless: Life Lessons from the Heartland for Unraveling Times. He is two-time recipient of a fellowship in prose writing from the Illinois Arts Council and has published articles, reviews, essays, and poems in numerous anthologies and publications, including Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Sun, Washington Post, Salon, and High Country News.

Stories By Stephen Lyons

The River Will Have the Last Word

Through deluge and drought, the legendary “Hawk Man of Iowa” has spent decades along a remote stretch of the Mississippi known as the Driftless Area. But can the river help him escape his grief when he needs it most?