Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of World of Wonders, a New York Times bestseller.
Nezhukumatathil was born in Chicago to a Filipina mother and South Indian father. She earned her BA and MFA from Ohio State University and was a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of Miracle Fruit (2003), winner of the ForeWord Magazine Poetry Book of the Year and the Global Filipino Literary Award; At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), winner of the Balcones Prize; Lucky Fish (2011); and Oceanic (2018). A book of illustrated nature essays, World of Wonder, was released in 2020 by Milkweed. With Ross Gay she co-wrote the chapbook of epistolary nature poems, Lace and Pyrite (2014).
Hosted by the Creative Writing Program and the English Department, this event is part of the 2021-2022 McComb Reading Series on race, craft and the imagination.
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