Aimee Nezhukumatathil is author of three award-winning books of poetry, Lucky Fish, At the Drive-In Volcano, and Miracle Fruit. Other awards include the distinguished Pushcart Prize. Her poems and essays have been widely anthologized and one of her poems appears in Billy Collins’ anthology 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day.
Lucky Fish won the gold medal in Poetry for the Independent Publishers Book Awards and was featured in the New York Times and on the PBS NewsHour ArtsBeat. Poems from this collection were also awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry, the Glenna Luschia Prize from Prairie Schooner, and the Angoff Award from The Literary Review.
Her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, New England Review, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, and Tin House.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is associate professor of English at State University of New York Fredonia, where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal of Excellence and named the campuswide Hagan Young Scholar. She has twice served as a faculty member for the Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat.
Her books are widely adopted for high schools, colleges, and universities as part of their programs in contemporary poetry, women’s studies, and Asian-American literature, and she has been a featured reader at more than 100 venues all over the world, including at the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam, the Dodge Poetry Festival, New York University, the Poetry Society of America, and The Academy of American Poets.