Poem by Aimee Nezhukumatathil published in Poetry, nominated for Pushcart Prize
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a professor of English at SUNY Fredonia, published her poem, “Two Moths,” in the November issue of Poetry magazine. The editors of this prestigious magazine have nominated the poem for a Pushcart Prize.
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet.
Professor Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections: LUCKY FISH (2011), winner of the gold medal in Poetry from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Independent Books; AT THE DRIVE-IN VOLCANO (2007), winner of the Balcones Prize; and MIRACLE FRUIT (2003), winner of the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the Global Filipino Award and a finalist for The Glasgow Prize and the Asian American Literary Award. Her first chapbook, FISHBONE (2000), won the Snail’s Pace Press Prize.
Recent honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize.
To view Poetry magazine’s November issue, including Nezhukumatathil’s poem “Two Moths,” go to: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/toc/2424
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