Johnson County Library is pleased to welcome acclaimed poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil for two events in February. The first is a meet-the-author event to hear Aimee read from her work, share writing stories, and answer questions about how nature and writing intersect. Then enjoy a workshop where Aimee will lead participants through writing exercises that draw upon nature and our place in it.
Aimee has published four collections of poetry and a chapbook with poet Ross Gay. Her first book of prose, “World of Wonders,” was named the Barnes & Noble Book of 2020. Aimee’s other accomplishments include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pushcart Prize, a Mississippi Arts Council grant, and being named a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. In 2021, she became the first-ever poetry editor for SIERRA magazine, the story-telling arm of The Sierra Club. She is professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.