Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Oceanic. With Ross Gay, she co-authored the chapbook, Lace & Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens and her collection of nature essays is forthcoming from Milkweed. Honors include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is poetry editor of Orion magazine and professor of English in The University of Mississippi’s MFA program. She lives in Oxford, MS with her husband, the writer Dustin Parsons, and their two young sons.