Steve Edwards | The Sun Magazine

Steve Edwards

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Steve Edwards is the author of the memoir Breaking into the Backcountry, a story of solitude and wilderness along the Rogue River in Oregon. He lives in Littleton, Massachusetts.

— From September 2022
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Luminescence

In the backseat on long car rides home from my grandmother’s house in southern Illinois, I cataloged light sources in the dark: gazing at flare towers burning above oil wells, watching the taillights of faster cars shrink to pinpoints, following the sweep of flood lamps up the domes of concrete grain silos.

September 2022
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Thousand Cups Of Coffee

It’s like arriving at your destination after a long drive, only to realize your mind has been elsewhere the entire time and you have no memory of the lights you stopped at, the turns you made, the glide in and out of traffic. Morning arrives again, and I stand in the kitchen, startled to exist.

September 2021
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Rain Shadows

When you have been through something terrible, and you know deep down the outcome could have been otherwise, you develop a strange gratitude for everyday life. The smallest acts of generosity can make you cry.

February 2021
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