Aimee Parkison

Oklahoma, United States

Member Since: 10/31/2012

Aimee Parkison's newest story collection, Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, won the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize and is forthcoming from FC2/University of Alabama Press in 2017.  Parkison teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma State University.  She has received a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, an American Antiquarian Society Hearst Fellowship, and a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize from North American Review.  Parkison's writing has appeared in numerous literary magazines.  Her books are The Petals of Your Eyes (Starcherone/Dzanc 2014), The Innocent Party (BOA Editions’ American Reader Series, 2012), and Woman with Dark Horses, which won the first annual Starcherone Fiction Prize.  






Twitter Username: @AimeeParkison


  • The Innocent Party , BOA Editions, Ltd. (May 2012)
  • Woman with Dark Horses , Starcherone Books (July 2004)
  • The Petals of Your Eyes , Starcherone Books (May 13, 2014)


  • Starcherone Fiction Prize(2003)
  • Christopher Isherwood Fellowship(2006)
  • William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship, American Antiquarian Soceity(2013)
  • North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in Prose Writing(2013)


  • Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University (September 2014 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in English (Creative Writing) from Cornell University (May 2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma State University (May 2000)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry