Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming in 2018). Her collection of nature essays, World of Wonder, is forthcoming from Milkweed. Nezhukumatathil’s honors include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is poetry editor of Orion magazine and professor of English in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.


In Praise of My Manicure

Because I was taught all my life to blend in, I want my fingernails to blend out: like preschoolers   who stomp their rain boots in a parking lot, like coins who wink at you from the scatter-bottom of a fountain,   like red starfish who wiggle a finger dance at you, like green-faced Kathakali […]

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