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Literary Partners: Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Dustin Parsons
April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDTFree
This reading series, started during the pandemic and originally featuring poets and writers sheltering in place together, invites literary partners—a broad term that includes writers who work together, live together, or a combination of both—to chat, read favorites from their own and each others’ work, and tell us what collaboration offers their creative practice.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four poetry collections: Oceanic, Lucky Fish, At The Drive-In Volcano, and Miracle Fruit, and the chapbook Lace & Pyrite, a collaboration of garden poems with the poet Ross Gay. Her most recent book is the award-winning, illustrated collection of nature essays World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments.
Dustin Parsons is the author of Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams, and he has previously served as the non-fiction editor of The Mid-American Review. Awards for his writing include an Ohio Arts Grant and a New York Fine Arts grant in creative non-fiction, the American Literary Review Prize in fiction, the fiction prize from The Laurel Review and a “notable” in the Best American Essays.