Aimee was in Kansas City last year to read at an ethnic poetry series. While here she taped an interview with New Letters on the Air. It's a great interview - I heard it Sunday on our local NPR station. It has been posted today on the New Letters site and will be available only till February 10.
The Bio for this interview is as follows:
A first generation American poet and 2009 NEA fellow, Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her two books of poetry: the multi-award winning Miracle Fruit and At the Drive-in Volcano. She talks about writing poetry with a comic eye, and the poetic form for which she named her dog, Villanelle. She also discusses how her unique ethnic heritage--her father is from India and her mother from the Philippines--and her interest in environmental writing serve as creative influences in her work.
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At the Drive-In Volcano Miracle Fruit Fishbone