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Listen to “The Flock” by Rachael Peckham

Last year, Aimee Nezhukumatathil selected “The Flock” by Rachael Peckham as the winner of the 2016 1/2 K Prize. Click here to listen to Rachael read her prose poem on the IR Bluecast as you prepare your submission to this year’s 1/2 K Prize!

“The Flock” appears in Indiana Review 39.1, which was published in May 2017.


Rachael Peckham is an associate professor of English at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and the author of the chapbook Muck Fire: Prose Poems, which won the Robert Watson Award at Spring Garden Press.  In addition to winning the 1/2 K Prize at Indiana Review, she is the 2016 winner of the Orison Anthology Nonfiction Award and the Crab Orchard Review Special Feature Literary Nonfiction Award. Rachael is currently at work on a collection of lyric essays, The Aviatrix, about flight and trauma.

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Announcing Our 2016 Half K Prize Winner

We are excited to announce that judge Aimee Nezhukumatathil has selected “The Flock” by Rachael Peckham as the winner of Indiana Review’s 2016 Half K Prize! Thank you to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible. “The Flock” will appear in our Summer 2017 issue.

2016 Half K Prize Winner:

“The Flock” by Rachael Peckham

Aimee Nezhukumatathil says about the winning piece: “‘The Flock’ teaches us how to write tenderness, how to write with restraint and breath joined with tension and elegy. I thought about this piece and others for weeks as I carefully considered the supremely talented finalists, but this is the one I couldn’t shake off. And I realized: I don’t want to. I want to always recall this intimate portrait of an inquiry, its beautiful coil into the past.”


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