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“Desire: An Apology” By Aimee Nezhukumatathil

More excerpts from Nezhukumatathil's September 12, 2011 reading in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Photo: Lal Beral (flickr)

"...Forgive her the want to press against your plaid shirt and weep with her eyes closed." from "Desire: An Apology" by Aimee Nezhuhumatathil.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Lucky Fish, winner of the Hofer Grand Prize. She is associate professor of English at SUNY-Fredonia and lives in western New York with her husband and young sons.

Today, we’ll sample from a recent reading she gave in the Grand Hall of the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Indiana University, Bloomington.  The poems include “The Mascot of Beaver Creek High Breaks Her Silence” and “Desire: An Apology.”

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