Poetry ~ Aimee Nezhukumatathil

LOVE AND LANDSCAPES: Writing the Wonder Around You

Through a keen sense of observation and an ardent impulse to translate nature’s language into poems of wonder and desire, we’ll participate in several immersion ideas for poems and journaling (some outdoors) to help you explore the natural world through poetry. This class is ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a week-long refresher course.

Nezhukumatathil-13-240x288Aimee Nezhukumatathil is a professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature.

She is the author of three poetry collections: Lucky Fish (2011), winner of the gold medal in Poetry from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), winner of the Balcones Prize; and Miracle Fruit (2003), winner of the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the Global Filipino Award and a finalist for The Glasgow Prize and the Asian American Literary Award. Her first chapbook, Fishbone (2000), won the Snail’s Pace Press Prize. Recent honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize.