Upcoming Visit of Award-Winning Poet to Hardin Simmons University April 5

Staff Writer

The public is invited to come to Hardin-Simmons’ campus on April 5 to hear the latest guest poet as a part of the Lawrence Clayton Poets & Writers Speaker Series, Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
All events are open to the public and are free.
Ms. Nezhukumatathil will be answering questions as a part of a Q&A Session from 3:30-4:30 pm, a Poetry Reading from 7:30-8:30 pm and a Reception and Book Signing starting afterward. All events will take place on Friday, April 5 and will be held in the Johnson Building’s multi-purpose room.
Any requests for an interview or access to the poet will be handled by my office.
Ms. Nezhukumatathil is a professor of English and teaches environmental literature and poetry writing in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi. During the 2016-2017 academic year, she was the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence. She received her B.A. in English and her MFA in poetry and creative non-fiction from The Ohio State University. She was born in Chicago to a Filipina mother and a Malayali Indian father. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband, essayist Dustin Parsons, who also teaches in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi. They have two young sons. She has published several books of poetry, including Oceanic (2018), Lucky Fish (2011), At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), and Miracle Fruit (2003).
Hardin-Simmons University has been bringing writers and poets to the campus for the past 42 years. The Lawrence Clayton Poets & Writers Speaker Series (started in 2003) is funded by the McIntyre-West Endowment of the HSU Academic Foundation and has been since 2012.