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CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

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One event on May 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Free

Essayist, poet, and professor, author of World of Wonders, former Poetry Editor of Orion Magazine, and gardener Aimee Nezhukumatathil visits CWU and Ellensburg Community for three virtual, free, and public events on May 10 and 11, 2022. Tuesday Nezhukumatathil will read from her work at 6 p.m., with an introduction and reading by CWU student writer Kathleen Singleton. Wednesday will feature a craft talk “Discover the Penguin” at noon, followed by an interactive, generative workshop “Nature Poetry for Kids” at 3:30 p.m., in partnership with Kittitas County Regional Libraries. Registration links are in the event listings on their respective dates at www.cwu.edu/calendar.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of the New York Times best-selling illustrated collection of nature essays and Kirkus Prize finalist, “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments” (2020, Milkweed Editions), which was chosen as Barnes and Noble’s Book of the Year. She has four previous poetry collections: “Oceanic” (Copper Canyon Press, 2018), “Lucky Fish” (2011), “At the Drive-In Volcano” (2007), and “Miracle Fruit” (2003), the last three from Tupelo Press. Her most recent chapbook is “Lace & Pyrite,” a collaboration of epistolary garden poems with the poet Ross Gay. Her writing appears twice in the Best American Poetry Series, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and Tin House. Honors 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. aimeenez.net

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PDT
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.cwu.edu/calendar

Organizer

Central Washington University
Email:
amason@cwu.edu

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