Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi’s MFA program in creative writing.

Her newest collection of poems, OCEANIC, is forthcoming with Copper Canyon Press in early 2018.  She is also the author of the forthcoming book of illustrated nature essays, WORLD OF WONDER (2018, Milkweed Editions), and three previous poetry collections: LUCKY FISH (2011), AT THE DRIVE-IN VOLCANO (2007), and MIRACLE FRUIT (2003)–all from Tupelo Press.  Her most recent chapbook is LACE & PYRITE, a collaboration of nature poems with the poet Ross Gay.

She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares,and Tin House. Honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize.


Aimee’s extended bio.