Aimee Nezhukumatathil: Wonder in the Natural World

15 October 2014 (Wednesday), 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Venue: University Town Auditorium 3 @ College of Alice & Peter Tan

Join Aimee Nezhukumatathil for an evening of poetry as she reads from her three award-winning collections, which deal variously with the natural world around us and the ways in which we find ourselves in a state of wonder inside of it.


Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry: Lucky Fish (2011), winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano (2007); and Miracle Fruit (2003), all on Tupelo Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, and Tin House. She has been awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry, the Glenna Luschia Prize from Prairie Schooner, and the Angoff Award from The Literary Review.

Nezhukumatathil is a Professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal of Excellence and named the campus-wide Hagan Young Scholar. She has twice served as a faculty member for the Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat. Her books are widely adopted for high schools, colleges, and universities as part of contemporary poetry, women’s studies, and Asian-American literature classes; and she has been a featured reader at over a hundred venues all over the world—from places as varied as the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam, to being a headliner for the Dodge Poetry Festival, to UC-Berkeley, NYU, and reading for both the Poetry Society of America and The Academy of American Poets. She lives in western New York with her husband and two young sons.

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