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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry. Her nature-essay collection is forthcoming from Milkweed. She is poetry editor of Orion and is the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.



Winter 2004 | Poetry

We are the oldest people in line waiting to pet a baby sand shark. Hundreds of children pat the baby on the back, avoid extra splashing. But when it's our turn, I pause. The guide says just rub in one direction or you might get burned from the [...]