NMU Hosts Visiting Writers

October 8, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 8, 2018 – Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil and author Dustin Parsons will read from their works and answer questions during a joint presentation at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Jamrich Hall 1318. It is hosted by the NMU Visiting Writers Program and admission is free.

Nezhukumatahil is a professor of English at the University of Mississippi. Her newest collection of poems, Oceanic, will be released in April 2019. Some of her past works include: World of WonderLucky Fish and At the Drive in Volcano. Nezhukumatahil has a master’s degree from Ohio State University and is the poetry editor of Orion magazine. Her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares and Tin House.

Parsons is the author of Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood and is an American literature professor at the University of Mississippi. Parsons has served as the non-fiction editor for The Mid-American Review. Awards for his writing include an Ohio Arts Grant and New York Fine Arts Grant in creative non-fiction and a “notable” in the 2014 Best American Essays.

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