Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil (b. 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is a popular Asian-American poet, best known for her jovial and accessible reading style and lush descriptions of exotic foods and landscapes. Nezhukumatathil regularly draws upon her Filipino and Keralan background to give a unique perspective on love and loss, and of course, the land. She is the author of the poetry collection, At the Drive-In Volcano and Miracle Fruit (2003, winner of the Tupelo Press Prize). Miracle Fruit was also named ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year in poetry, co-winner of the Global Filipino Literary Award, and finalist for the Asian American Literary Award and the Glasgow Prize from Shenandoah magazine. She is associate professor of English at State University of New York at Fredonia.

Links to her poetry online

  • "Wrap," featured on Poetry Daily
  • Several poems and live recordings at The Fishouse

Reviews of Nezhukumatathil's work

  • Third Coast magazine
  • New Pages Book Reviews
  • South Asian Women's Network
  • Our Own Voice
  • Luna Poetry
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