On November 5th, The Phillips Exeter Academy’s Class of 1945 Library opens its 2014–2015 Lamont Poetry Series with a reading by award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Ms. Nezhukumatathil is a Professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Her recent honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of three poetry collections: Lucky Fish (2011), winner of the gold medal in Poetry from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), winner of the Balcones Prize; and Miracle Fruit (2003), winner of the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the Global Filipino Award and a finalist for The Glasgow Prize and the Asian American Literary Award. Her most recent chapbook is Lace & Pyrite (2014), a collaboration of nature poems with the poet Ross Gay.
The reading will begin at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.