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MFA English Program
University of Mississippi

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nnezhukumatathil

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. Recently, Nezhukumatathil received the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters Award in poetry, and a grant for her creative non-fiction from the Mississippi Arts Council. 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.


  • 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


  • World of Wonder [essays] (Milkweed Editions, forthcoming)
  • 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)

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