Sept. 6, 2011
Dr. Stephen Coyne, professor of English at Morningside College, recently had his short story “How Love Feels” published in the Spring 2011 North American Review.
The North American Review is the oldest literary magazine in the United States. It was founded in Boston in 1815 and has been published at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls since 1968.
In Coyne’s story, a father, separated from his daughter by divorce, tries to get back into her good graces by taking her on a fishing trip. Things go wrong from the very start of the trip, and both of them learn something about how it feels to love and be loved.
Coyne has had many poems and short stories published throughout his career, appearing in journals such as The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He has received awards for his writing from a number of publications.
Coyne joined the faculty at Morningside in 1988. He teaches American literature and creative writing and serves as faculty advisor to Kiosk, the college’s literary magazine.