Dr. Lyons’ areas of expertise include creative writing, with emphasis on poetry and literary nonfiction; studies in poetry; world literature; literature by women; and critical reading and writing. She is the author of the poetry book The Way They Say Yes Here (Hanging Loose Press), the poetry chapbook Lost Colony (Dancing Girl Press), and has published over fifty poems and literary essays in national journals such as Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, The Journal, Quarter After Eight, and Sonora Review. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, a Nevada Arts Council Fellowship in Nonfiction, and Utah Arts Council Literary Awards in Poetry and Nonfiction.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, University of Utah
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing, Colorado State University
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire