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Aimee Nezhukumatathil an invited speaker in U.S. and abroad
Friday, November 14, 2014

Aimee Nezhukumatathil an invited speaker in U.S. and abroad

Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil of the Department of English offered two poetry readings recently at prestigious programs. Her work was selected from that of poets around the globe.

Professor Nezhukumatathil was chosen to kick off the 2014 President’s Speaker Series at Yale University’s Singapore campus on Oct. 15. The series showcases accomplished, international professionals from a diverse range of disciplines. It was designed to welcome speakers to Singapore’s first liberal arts college, furthering the school’s commitment to building a community that combines living and learning while promoting habits of creativity, curiosity and critical thinking. Yale-Singapore’s president, Dr. Pericles Lewis, and Professor Robin Hemley, selected Nezhukumatathil as one of seven scholars from around the world to speak during the series.The lectures are designed for a broad audience, enabling the community to learn from and engage with some of the brightest academics and practitioners in a diverse range of disciplines on contemporary issues in our world today. For more information, go to http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/events/president-speaker-series/aimeenez/.

On Nov. 5, Nezhukumatathil presented her work at Phillips Exeter Academy as the Fall 2014 Lamont Poet. Two poets are invited to the school each year to offer a reading, and then to present the school library with a manuscript poem. The poem, along with each poet’s photograph, is displayed in the library’s Special Collections archive. For more information regarding Nezhukumatathil’s role in the Lamont Poetry Series, visit http://www.exeter.edu/libraries/553_7549.aspx or http://libguides.exeter.edu/content.php?pid=193387&sid=1621314.

Nezhukumatathil’s work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review and Tin House. Additionally, she has published three books of poetry, and her work has earned several honors and awards. She has been a featured reader at hundreds of venues around the world.

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