“Aimee Nezhukumatathil was everything we’d hoped she be and more: an excellent poet. An engaging reader. An accomplished teacher… All three of her books were accessible enough on the one hand and challenging and mysterious enough on the other to make them ideal texts for study in the classroom…Charming, funny and spirited, Aimee made talking about poetry a cool thing to do, and because she’s such a vibrant, outgoing person, she managed to get a lot of different kinds of students talking about poetry. Of all the poets we’ve had come to Westminster over the past 13 years, Aimee was one of the best at conducting classes.” –Michael Cervas, English Department Chair of Westminster Prep School, Simsbury, CT

Aimee enjoys visiting students of ALL ages–from kindergarten all the way through senior citizens (and everyone in between!)–to share her love of reading and writing poems. If you would like to invite Aimee for a teaching or speaking engagement, please contact Ms. Miyako Hannan, Senior Speaker Representative at Blue Flower Arts Literary Agency directly.


Jan. 15-20: Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Palm Beach, FL)

Feb. 5: Georgia Poetry Circuit

Feb. 19: USF [w/ Matt de la Peña] (Tampa, FL)

Feb. 22: Poetry at Tech (Atlanta, GA)

Mar. 7-10: AWP Conference [featured presenter] (Tampa, FL)

Mar. 26 and 27: Georgia State University Perimeter College

Mar. 28: Brenau University

Mar. 29: Berry College

Mar. 30: Emory University

Apr. 3: OCEANIC BOOK LAUNCH! w/ special guest Ross Gay
(Square Books: Oxford, MS)

Apr. 18: Highline College (Seattle, WA)

Apr. 20-22: Poetry at Round Top (Round Top, TX)

May 10-11: Ethel Walker School (Simsbury, CT)

May 21: Seattle Arts and Lectures (Seattle, WA)

Jun.11-July 9: teaching at the Writing Workshops in Greece (Thassos, Greece)

July 26: Poet’s House Poet’s Showcase (NYC)

Sept. 20: Kansas State [w/ Dustin Parsons] (Manhattan, KS)

Sept. 27: University of Miami (Miami, FL)

Oct. 10: Northern Michigan University [w/ Dustin Parsons] (Marquette, MI)

Oct. 18-20: Dodge Poetry Festival (Newark, NJ)

Nov. 8: UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)


—–past appearances—-


Jan. 12: University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)

Feb. 8-11: AWP Conference (Washington DC)

Feb. 22-24: University of Wisconsin-Madison [w/ Ross Gay] (Madison, WI)

Apr. 20-22: PoetryLife w/ Bookstore1Sarasota [w/ Edward Hirsch] (Sarasota, FL)

Apr. 26: Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series at San Diego State University (San Diego, FL)

May 5: Massachusetts Poetry Festival [w/ Ross Gay] (Salem, MA)

Jun. 13-Jul. 11: Writing Workshops in Greece (Thasos)

Sept. 28: University of Arizona (Tuscon, AZ)

Nov. 9: reading for Cream City Review (Milwaukee, WI)


Jan. 19: Writers in Paradise Conference at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Feb. 22: Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

Mar. 10: O.B. Hardison Poetry Series at the Folger Shakespeare Library w/ Mark Doty (Washington DC)

Mar. 24: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Mar. 30-Apr. 2: AWP Conference (Los Angeles, CA)

a) panel: “Paying it Forward: Literary Mentorship.” w/ Dana Levin, C. Dale Young, Tomas Q. Morin, and Vivee Francis

b) panel: “Out of the Cradle: Writing Our Children” w/ Leslie Adrienne Miller, Matthew Batt, Debra Gwartney, and Jon Pineda

Apr. 6: Fresno State Young Writers Conference–Keynote Speaker (Fresno, CA)

Apr. 13-15: Little Grassy Writers Festival at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (IL)

Apr. 24: Sunday Salon held at Jimmy’s No.43 (NYC)

May 14: Divedapper Poetry Carnival at Butler University

May 19-20: Skagit River Poetry Festival (La Conner, WA)

June 3-9: Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference (Ripton, VT)

June 26-Jul 2: New Harmony Writing Conference (Evansville, IN)

July 3-July 9: Chautauqua Writers’ Center (Chautauqua, NY)

Sept. 15-16: Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)

Sept. 20-25: The American School in Switzerland (Lugano, Switzerland)

Oct. 12: The Library of Congress [w/ Janine Joseph, moderated by Jennifer Chang] (Washington, DC)

Oct. 21: North American Association for Environmental Education Conference [NAAEE] keynote (Madison, WI)

Oct. 26: University of Southern Mississippi (Hattisburg, MS)

Oct. 27: Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)

Dec. 15: PSA reading for “Poetry and the Natural World” [w/ Ross Gay and Natalie Diaz] (NYC)


Jan. 15- Feb. 6: UNC-Wilmington MFA program’s Spring ’15 visiting poet (Wilmington, NC)

Jan. 29: public reading at UNC-Wilmington, 7pm

Mar. 29- April 4: Lannan Writer-in-Residence, Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM)

April 9-11: AWP Conference (Minneapolis, MN)

a) Weds. 4/8: 10pm, Prince Purple Poetry Party (dance party & reading w/ Stacey Lynn Brown, Cornelius Eady, Carolyn Forché, Khary Jackson, Saeed Jones, Allison Joseph, Rachel McKibbens, Nate Marshall, Angel Nafis, Patrick Rosal, Roger Reeves, Sam Sax, Danez Smith & Patricia Smith. More details HERE!)

b) Thurs. 4/9:  130pm, “The Poem as a Bodily Thing” (w/ Todd Davis, Ross Gay,  Dorianne Laux,  Jan Beatty)

c) Thurs. 4/9: 9pm, Button Poetry/ Organic Weapon Arts off-site reading/dance (w/Ross Gay, Nate Marshall,
Michelle Peñaloza, Sam Sax, Rachel McKibbens, Hanif Abdurraqib, Michael Lee, Mahogany L. Browne, Cameron Awkward-Rich & francine j. harris. More info HERE!)

d) Fri. 4/10: 1030am, “Ecotone at Ten: A Reading and Conversation” (w/ David Gessner,  Alison Hawthorne Deming,  Anna Lena Phillips,  Christopher Cokinos)

May 6-9: The Writer’s Institute at Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)

May 14: Poetry Foundation Kundiman reading [with Li-Young Lee, Eugenia Lee, and Helene Anchanzar] (Chicago, IL)

Jun.11-17: Vermont Studio Center Visiting Writers Program (Johnson, VT)

Jun. 20-26: Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference (Bemidji, MN)

Sept. 24: Best American Poetry 2015 Launch Reading (NYC)

Oct. 15: Grand Valley State Univ. Poetry Night [w/ Kwame Dawes] (Allendale, MI)

Oct. 19: SUNY-Oswego (Oswego, NY)

Nov. 11: Rutgers-Camden (Camden, NJ)

Nov. 13: McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)

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Jan. 20-25: Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Palm Beach, FL)

Mar. 21: Student Day of Poetry at UMass-Boston (Boston, NY)

Apr. 22: SUNY-Fredonia Earth Day Celebration, College Lodge (Fredonia, NY)

Apr. 30: Mount St. Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, MD)

May 2-3 Asheville Wordfest, (Asheville, NC)

June 21-28: Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference (Bemidji, MN)

Aug. 6: Sunken Gardens Poetry Festival (Farmington, CT)

Sept. 25: Villa Maria College (Buffalo, NY)

Oct. 12-16: Yale-NUS College (Singapore!)

Nov. 5-6 Phillips Exeter Academy  (Exeter, NH)

Nov. 10: Cave Canem Reading Series [w/ Willie Perdomo] at CUNY/Queens College (NYC)


Previous Appearances (selected)

Asian American Writers Workshop(NYC), Academy of American Poets: American Poet Magazine Launch, Chautauqua Literary Center, Hamilton College, Poetry Society of America’s New Writers’ Reading, NYU Writer’s House, Indiana University, Arizona State Distinguished Writers Program, Cal State-Fresno, Gannon University, Ole Miss University, Southern Illinois University, Columbia College, Columbus College of Art & Design, Dodge Poetry Festival, Downtown Syracuse Writers’ Center, Kundiman, Western Washington University, NYU Emerging Writers Series, The Ohio State University, Old Dominion University, Omega Institute, Penn State, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Miss Porter’s School for Girls, Bowery Poetry Club, Carnegie Mellon University, UC-Berkeley, LOUDer Arts (NYC), Univ. of Pittsburgh, San Francisco State University, Asian American Writers’ Workshop (NYC), Bowling Green State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, University of St. Thomas, Whitman College, Wordsworth Books (Cambridge, MA), Bowdoin College, and The John Adams Institute, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.