"World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments"
This presentation is part of the 32nd annual Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration. Our virtual 2021 conference theme is “Southern Environments” through which we will explore our natural and social environments within the humanities. This will be a Facebook Live event. Participation during the event is encouraged, by asking the speaker(s) question within the comment section.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of a book of nature essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments, which was named a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in non-fiction, and four award-winning poetry collections, most recently, Oceanic (2018). Awards for her writing include fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Council, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for poetry, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her writing has appeared in NYTimes Magazine, ESPN, and Best American Poetry. She is professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.