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Interview with 2016 Blue Light Books Prize Winner Andrea Lewis

Andrea Lewis’s short story collection What My Last Man Did won the Indiana Review / IU Press 2016 Blue Light Books Prize and is forthcoming from IU Press in March 2017. In this interview, she discusses research, place, music, and how she knew What My Last Man Did was ready to submit. Be sure to read excerpts of Andrea’s prize-winning collection, and pre-order your copy from IU Press today!

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Andrea Lewis’s work has appeared in many literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, Cutthroat, Cold Mountain Review, and Catamaran Literary Reader. Three of her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a founding member of Richard Hugo House, the place for writers in Seattle. She lives with her husband on Vashon Island, Washington. More of her work is available at www.andrealewis.org.

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2017 Blue Light Books Twitter Contest Winner!

Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2017 #BLB2017 Haiku Twitter Contest! We received numerous haikus, and after careful deliberation we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry to our 2017 Blue Light Books Prize!

Join us in congratulating the winner, Mike Ponta!

 

 

 

 

Two runner-ups, Anna and Dan, will receive IR prize packs and Twitter love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all the participants! Be sure ready your best poetry manuscripts and submit to our 2017 Blue Light Books Prize by February 15, 2017!

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Microreview: Allegra Hyde’s Of This New World

Of This New World by Allegra Hyde (University of Iowa Press, 2016)

At the end of “Free Love,” the third story in Allegra Hyde’s award-winning collection, the narrator, Almond, reflects on her lingering sense of alienation in her grandmother’s household: “But I still feel strung out, loose, like a fish on land, or a girl on the moon, or a flower no one recognizes taking root in an unexpected place” (39). This line encapsulates the ambivalent condition of the collection’s protagonists: They are unrecognizable flowers, girls on the moon, struggling to feel anchored as their quests for utopia falter.

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Listen to “Five Kinds of Dolls” by Amy Blakemore

We are delighted to feature “Five Kinds of Dolls” on the Bluecast! This work of nonfiction appears in the IR 38.2 Winter 2016 issue.

Listen to Amy read “Five Kinds of Dolls” here.

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Amy Victoria Blakemore lives and works in Hartford, CT. Her short story “Previously, Sparrows” was the winner of the 2014 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, and her work has also appeared in PANK, the Susquehanna Review, and Cleaver Magazine. She is a proud alum of the Kenyon and Tin House Summer Workshops. In addition to pursuing a Masters of American Studies at Trinity College, she is currently at work on her first novella. 

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IR Online: Table of Contents

Indiana Review Online 2016: An Undergraduate Project

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To read the introduction to the issue and view the masthead, click here.

S . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Purow-Ruderman

Portrait of a Boy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katarina Merlini

Lake Winnebago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah-Marie Nelson

Wuthering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indigo Baloch

Hay Fire 
Public Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nora Sullivan

A Hundred Magnificent Shades of Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navid Saedi

stain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bria Goeller

Magnitude 7.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Czyzyk

Two Blankees and a Pillow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anastasia McCray

The Only Thing You Can’t Undo Is Knowing . . . . . . . . . . Mallory Hasty

Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlee R. Moseley