Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s most recent book “World of Wonders” is an exploration of race, motherhood, gender, and the natural world. Professor Nezhukumatathil’s reading and discussion will feature poems and essays devoted to these topics.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is an essayist and poet Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil (neh-ZOO / koo-mah / tah-TILL) is the author of four books of poetry: Oceanic; Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. With Ross Gay, she co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems (Organic Weapon Arts). Her most recent publication is the highly anticipated World of Wonders, her first book of essays. She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares,and Tin House. Awards for her writing include an NEA Fellowship in poetry and the Pushcart Prize. She is professor of English and creative writing in the MFA program of the University of Mississippi.