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“Why I Crave Ribs Tonight” By Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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


Photo: Mike McBride (flickr)

Craving ribs tonight?

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 included in this extended web edition are “Are All the Breakups in Your Poems Real?,” “Hedgehog,” “Waiting for Him to Speak,” “Baked Goods,” and “Why I Crave Ribs Tonight.”

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