University of Mississippi

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poems and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, Prairie Schooner, Brevity, American Poetry Review, New England Review, and the Best American Poetry anthology. Her honors include the Pushcart Prize and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For fifteen years, she taught at State University of New York at Fredonia. She was the Distinguished Visiting Writer-in-Residence at UNC-Wilmington’s MFA program and has twice served as a faculty member for Kundiman, the Asian American writers’ retreat. She serves as poetry editor for Orion Magazine.
 
Education:
•   M.F.A., English, The Ohio State University (poetry & creative non-fiction), 2000.
•   B.A., English, The Ohio State University, 1996
 
Teaching and Research Interests:
•   poetry writing
•   creative non-fiction writing
•   environmental literature
•   nature writing
•   Asian American literature
•   contemporary poetry
 
Books:
•   World of Wonder [essays] (Milkweed Editions, 2018)
•   Oceanic [poems] (Copper Canyon Press, 2018)
•   Lace & Pyrite [poetry chapbook w/ Ross Gay] (Organic Weapon Arts, 2014)
•   Lucky Fish [poems] (Tupelo Press, 2011)
•   At the Drive-in Volcano [poems] (Tupelo Press, 2007)
•   Miracle Fruit [poems] (Tupelo Press, 2003)

Office:
W111 Bondurant Hall
915-6510
acnezhuk@olemiss.edu