Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press, 2018). She was recently named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Her writing appears in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN, and Tin House. Her book of illustrated nature essays is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions. She serves as poetry faculty for the Writing Workshops in Greece and is professor of English and creative writing 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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