Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is author of Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), and Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Book Prize. Dungy is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), recipient of the Northern California Book Awards Special Recognition Prize, co-editor, with Matt O'Donnell and Jeffrey Thomson, of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009), and assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Cave Canem, the Dana Award, and Bread Loaf. She has been shortlisted for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, the California Book Award, and is a two time NAACP Image Award nominee, and finalist for the Northern California Book Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Library of Virginia Literary Award. She is currently an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University. A co-founder of From the Fishouse, she is past-president of the board of directors.

Other Readings by Camille T. Dungy online:
Red Hen Press's Monday Evenings at the Geffen, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, Westwood, California, February 16, 2009.


ED: Updated March 2011.

First posted on February 16, 2005 5:21 AM