Rachael Peckham

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Educational Background
PhD Creative Writing, Ohio University

Interests and Specialization
Creative Nonfiction, personal essay, the lyric essay, memoir, the prose poem, and 20th-century African and Jewish American Literature

Dr. Rachael Peckham teaches courses in Creative Nonfiction at Marshall. Peckham’s scholarship has appeared in Composition Studies, Xavier Review, and Phi Kappa Phi’s The Forum. Her creative work has been featured in Brevity, Briar Cliff Review, Calliope, Diagram, Dos Passos Review, Edge, Gulf Coast, Inkwell, Hotel Amerika, Passages North, Sentence, Southloop Review, Southwest Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Under the Sun, and elsewhere. Peckham’s chapbook of prose poems, Muck Fire, won the Robert Watson Poetry Award at Spring Garden Press in 2010. Her essays have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received notable mention in the 2012 Best American Essays. In 2014 she was a finalist in the Tupelo Quarterly Open Prose Contest, and in the National Poetry Series Competition.

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