Aimee Nezhukumatathil reading.
Acclaimed writer and teacher Aimee Nezhukumatathil will read at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, in the Michigan Room of the NMU University Center. Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry books. LUCKY FISH, her latest title, won the gold medal in Poetry from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Independent Books.
AT THE DRIVE-IN VOLCANO, her second book, won the Balcones Prize. MIRACLE FRUIT, her first book, won the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, and the Global Filipino Award.
Poems and essays appear in American Poetry Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and Tin House. Her work appears in anthologies such as Billy Collins’ second edition of Random House’s Poetry: A Poem a Day and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Asian American Poetry from W.W. Norton.
Recent honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize. Nezhukumatathil is associate professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature.