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Emerging Writers

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil was born in Chicago to a Filipina mother and a South Indian father. She is the author of At the Drive-In Volcano, winner of the Balcones Prize, and Miracle Fruit, which won Foreword Magazine's Poetry Book of the Year Award and was chosen by Gregory Orr for the Tupelo Press First Book Prize. Miracle Fruit was also named co-winner of the Global Filipino Literary Award. She is now associate professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature.