Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a University of Mississippi English professor, has been named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
The fellowship is awarded to individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
“She’s an extraordinary poet and teacher, and her far-reaching reputation helps draw outstanding students to our MFA program in creative writing.
Her writing has also appeared in the monthly publication Poetry, and the 2015 and 2018 volumes of Best American Poetry.
“I’m so grateful to the Guggenheim Foundation and proud to be a member of one of the most dynamic creative writing programs in the country,” Nezhukumatathil said.