The Natural Bridge Three-Part Interview #5

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Jim Schley

Laura E. Davis

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Lucky Fish, winner of the Eric Hofer Prize and At the Drive-In Volcano, winner of the Balcones Prize. Her first book, Miracle Fruit, won the Tupelo Press Prize, the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in poetry, and the Global Filipino Award. Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized and have appeared or forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, FIELD, Shenandoah, Mid-American Review, and Tin House. Her writing has been awarded the Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in poetry. She is associate professor of English at SUNY-Fredonia where she was awarded a Chancellor’s Medal of Excellence. She lives in western New York with her husband and their two young sons.

Jim Schley has been co-editor of the literary quarterly New England Review, production editor for University Press of New England, editor-in-chief of Chelsea Green, and is now managing editor of Tupelo Press. He has edited more than two hundred and fifty books on a wide variety of subjects and is author of a collection of poems, As When, In Season (Marick, 2008).

Laura E. Davis is the author of the chapbook Braiding the Storm, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (2012). Her poems are featured or forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, A-Minor, Super Arrow, and Redactions, among others. She is the Founding Editor of Weave Magazine and teaches poetry writing, translation, and recitation in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner, Sal.