103 NCMusicAd Coltrane Stewart webJohn Coltrane, April 1966 © Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC

 

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Lucky Fish. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the NEA. She is poetry editor of Orion and was the 2016-17 Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi's MFA program. 

March 23, 2017

A poem from the 18th Southern Music Issue: Visions of the Blues.  

 
I blush quicker than a school of blue jack mackerel
arranging itself into an orb of dazzle to avoid
 
nips and gulps from the dolphins whove been silently
trailing them, waiting for them to relax.