ONLINE CLASS: Spotlight: Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders (20118)

One Monday: October 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$50 (10% off for members)

Has life felt lacking in wonder lately? In World of Wonders, acclaimed poet (and former Orion editor) Aimee Nezhukumatathil turns to nonfiction by examining the world’s fiercest, funniest, funkiest creatures—axolotls, peacock, narwhals, touch-me-not plants, corpse flowers, and more. Along the way she threads in stories of calling many places home, ranging from the grounds of a Kansas mental institution (where her Filipina mother was a doctor) to the mountains of Arizona (where she hiked with her Indian father). She finds hope in our ability to adapt and find kinship in the natural world’s beauty.

This session will be led by poet and nonfiction writer Sandra Beasley; advance reading or listening of the book is recommended. Author Aimee Nazhukumatathil will be joining the class for a brief Q&A. 

One Monday: October 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Required Text:

World of Wonders, Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections, including Count the Waves (W.W. Norton), as well as the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown). Honors for her work include an NEA Literature Fellowship; distinguished writer residencies at Wichita State University, Cornell College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the University of Mississippi; and four D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is also the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (University of Georgia Press).

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000008335
Enter the name of the primary household member listed on the membership

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313652
Availability: Backordered
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020