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NPR Morning Edition: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses New Book

‘World Of Wonders’ Urges Us To Take A Breath And Look Around

SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 By Rachel Martin/NPR Morning Edition

It can be helpful to focus on the wonder of the natural world when so much of what is happening around us feels out of our control.

Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s new book aims to help introduce readers to nature’s marvels — it’s called “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks and Other Astonishments.”

“I’m hoping to open up more of a conversation about whose outdoor experiences get to be told,” she says. “And I’m hoping that it increases the sense of wonderment when you see that you don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate the outdoors as well.”

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