Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Penn 401, Paul Robeson Library
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. Poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Slate, and others. She has been awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry, the Glenna Luschia Prize from Prairie Schooner, and the Angoff Award from The Literary Review. She teaches at the State University of New York-Fredonia.
Lynne Barrett is the author of the story collections Magpies (Gold Medal, Florida Book Awards), The Secret Names of Women, and The Land of Go. She edited Tigertail: Florida Flash and co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion. She has received the Edgar Award for best mystery story and an NEA fellowship, and her work can be found in Trouble in the Heartland: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen, Fifteen Views of Miami, One Year to a Writing Life, Wraparound South, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, and many other journals and anthologies. Originally from New Jersey, she teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and is editor of The Florida Book Review.