Aimee Parkison


Associate Professor
Director of Creative Writing
MFA, Cornell University 

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Fiction Writing
  • Experimental Prose
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught


  • Fiction Writing (Engl 3030)
  • Advanced Fiction Writing (Engl 4630)


  • Seminar in Fiction Writing (Engl 5730)
  • Crafts and Forms of Prose: Advanced Creative Project (Engl 5763)
  • Masters Thesis (Engl 5000)
  • Doctoral Dissertation (Engl 6000)



Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman (FC2/University of Alabama Press 2017)

The Petals of Your Eyes (Starcherone/Dzanc 2014)

The Innocent Party (BOA Editions, Ltd., American Reader Series 2012)

Woman with Dark Horses (Starcherone 2004)

Selected Magainze Publications

Fiction:  North American Review, Five Points, Quarterly West, The Laurel Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, This Land, Unstuck, The Collagist, Tarpaulin Sky, Dislocate, Feminist Studies, The Literary Review, The Tusculum Review, Lake Effect, The Seattle Review, Fugue, Mississippi Review, Vox, Yalobusha Review, Santa Monica Review, Harpur Palate, Fiction International, Crab Orchard Review, Other Voices, Denver Quarterly, American Literary Review.

Nonfiction: AWP’s The Writers’ Chronicle magazine, American Book Review, and State magazine.

Poetry: Rattle, Cimarron Review, PMS (poem memoir story), The Cossack Review, 5AM, Briar Cliff Review, TheSow’s Ear Poetry ReviewSo To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod International Journal, California Quarterly.


Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize from Fiction Collective Two 

Christopher Isherwood Fellowship

Kurt Vonnegut Prize from North American Review

Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction

Jack Dyer Prize from Crab Orchard Review

North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship

Writers at Work Fellowship

Charles Angoff Award from The Literary Review

Puffin Foundation Fellowship

American Antiquarian Society William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship