Aimee Parkison

last updated 12/6/2017

Aimee Parkison

Director of the Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma State University

Location:
744 W 9TH ST, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
HQ Phone:
(918) 599-1000

General Information

Experience

Lecturer of Creative Writing - Cornell University

Education

MFACornell

Affiliations

Visiting Faculty Member - International Creative Writing Summer School

Fiction Faculty Member - Chautauqua Writers' Festival

Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program - University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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The Necklace Eater by Aimee Parkison - Tupelo Quarterly

The Necklace Eater by Aimee Parkison
This entry was posted in Prose and tagged Aimee Parkison on Aimee Parkison is the author of Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman (FC2/University of Alabama Press 2017), winner of the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, The Petals of Your Eyes (Starcherone/Dzanc 2014), Woman with Dark Horses (Starcherone 2004) and The Innocent Party , (BOA Editions, Ltd., American Reader Series 2012). Parkison's fiction has won numerous awards and fellowships, including a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, the Kurt Vonnegut Prize from North American Review, the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, the Jack Dyer Prize from Crab Orchard Review, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation Fellowship, and an American Antiquarian Society William Randolph Hearst Creative Artists Fellowship. Parkison is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches fiction writing. More information about Aimee Parkison and her writing can be found at www.aimeeparkison.com

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Necessary Fiction - Carol Guess and Aimee Parkison, 'Girl in Knots'

by Carol Guess and Aimee Parkison
Aimee Parkison is the author of Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, which won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Parkison is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma State University and has published four books of fiction.

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Necessary Fiction - Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman by Aimee Parkison

Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman by Aimee Parkison
Necessary Fiction - Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman by Aimee Parkison Toggle navigation Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman by Aimee Parkison In Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, Aimee Parkison takes the beautiful, the lyrical, the emotional, and pins it tightly to the horrific, the satirical, and a sense of existential terror-an unsettling juxtaposition that leaves the reader both full and empty, singing and weeping. Parkison is not here to hold our hands. With raw honesty, painful humor, and sharp simplicity, she wields sentiment as a blade. She peels back the garish layers and masks of our cultural moment to reveal stark and terrifying emptiness. Parkison somehow, magically, manages to marry the satirical wit of Donald Barthelme with the lyrical power of Anne Carson. And while Parkison creates moments to breathe-lyrical vignettes with their own quiet power but with enough space to at least gasp a lungful of air-she never releases you, not until the last page, and even after that you'll find that the final line has wormed its way under your skin, and you carry it with you. Parkison is burning the whole damn house down, and all we can do is stand there and watch. Or maybe, it sometimes feels, we're still inside. +++ Aimee Parkison is the author of Woman with the Dark Horses, The Innocent Party, and The Petals of Your Eyes, winner of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. Parkison teaches creative writing at Oklahoma State University. She has also taught as a visiting faculty member at the International Creative Writing Summer School in Athens, Greece, and as a fiction faculty member at Chautauqua Writers' Festival.

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