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Luke Hawley

Luke Hawley teaches English at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. His collection of short stories, The Northwoods Hymnal, won a Nebraska Book Award. He sings and writes songs for The Ruralists. Check him out at or

It’s Complicated

By Luke Hawley My 7-year-old son, Judah, asked me last night about the meaning of the word complicated. He had…
April 29, 2018

The Both And

By Luke Hawley Matthew Arnold I had an undergraduate course aptly titled Novel, in which we read twelve novels over…
April 15, 2018

The Sixth Stage

By Luke Hawley Who cares whether or not it's true? In my head there are bath towels swaddling this stuff.…
April 8, 2018