“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. Barbara Fenig, Speaker Representative at Blue Flower Arts Literary Agency directly.



Sept. 1: Decatur Book Festival (Decatur, GA)

Sept. 11: Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)

Sept 16: Brooklyn Book Fest (Brooklyn, NY)

Sept 20: Best American Poetry reading (NYC)

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)

Oct. 27-28: Texas Book Fest (Austin, TX)

Nov. 2: Kansas State (w/ Dustin Parsons)

Nov. 7-8: UNC-Chapel Hill

Nov. 15-16: Auburn University

Nov 17-18: Miami Book Festival (Miami, FL w/ Dustin Parsons)



Feb 19: U Conn (Storr, CT)

Feb. 26: North Broward Prep School (FL)

Mar. 7: Allegheny College (Meadville, PA)

Mar 28-30: AWP Conference (Portland, OR)

May 1: Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)

July 1-15: Teaching at the Writing Workshops in Greece (Thassos, GR)

July 21: Sunken Gardens [w/ Rajiv Mohabir] (Hempstead, CT)

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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, Southern Illinois University, University of Arizona, Sunken Gardens, University of South Florida, Georgia Tech, Columbia College, Columbus College of Art & Design, Dodge Poetry Festival, Downtown Syracuse Writers’ Center, Kundiman, Western Washington University, NYU Emerging Writers Series, Ethel Walker School for Girls, 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.