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Award-winning poet Nezhukumatathil to give reading on Sept. 15

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Award-winning author Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be on the campus of Austin Peay State University for a reading of her work on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.

The event, sponsored by Zone 3 Press and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is free and open to the public.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Award-winning author Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be on the campus of Austin Peay State University for a reading of her work on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.

The event, sponsored by Zone 3 Press and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is free and open to the public.

Nezhukumatathil is the author of three award-winning poetry collections, including her most recent work, “Lucky Fish.” Published in 2011, “Lucky Fish” was the winner of the gold medal in poetry from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Independent Books.

Her 2007 collection, “At the Drive-in Volcano,” was the winner of the Balcones Prize, while her 2003 debut collection, “Miracle Fruit,” won the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the Global Filipino Award and was a finalist for the Glasgow Prize and the Asian American Literary Award.

Her most recent chapbook, “Lace & Pyrite” is a collaboration of nature poems with poet Ross Gay. The collection represents a year of written correspondence between the two writers as they exchanged poems describing the current state of their home gardens.

Nezhukumatathil is a professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature. This year, she will serve as the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi’s MFA program in creative writing.

For more information on Nezhukumatathil, visit www.aimeenez.net. For information on Zone 3 Press, visit www.apsu.edu/zone3/press.