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February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Downtown Dover Poetry Weekend


Virtual reception & poetry reading featuring award-winning poet, essayist & non-fiction writer, Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

About this DE Humanities Grant Event

Join us as we honor the winner and finalists of the Downtown Dover Poetry Weekend Ekphrastic Poetry Contest followed by a poetry reading by New York Times bestselling author Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

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. View her full bio and learn more about her writing, including where to purchase her books, on her website .

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