Acclaimed poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil to hold reading, signing at Katherine Porter Literary Center

Jayme Blaschke, Media Relations | October 24, 2022

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
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SAN MARCOS – Acclaimed poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil will hold a reading and book signing Friday, Oct. 28, at Texas State University’s Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center.

The 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The KAP Literary Center is located at 508 W. Center Street in Kyle.

Nezhukumatathil is the author of the New York Times best-selling illustrated collection of nature essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments. She has four previous poetry collections: Oceanic, Lucky Fish, At the Drive-in Volcano and Miracle Fruit.

Her most recent chapbook (which is a pamphlet-like publication) is Lace & Pyrite, a collaboration of epistolary garden poems with the poet Ross Gay. Her writing has appeared in the Best American Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review and Tin House.

In 2021, she became the first-ever poetry editor for Sierra magazine, the story-telling arm of the Sierra Club. She is a professor of English and creative writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.

This event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation and the Department of English. For more information, contact Jeremy Garrett at or

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For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922