Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy
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Camille T. Dungy’s latest publication is a book of essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers (W.W. Norton, 2017). She is the author of four poetry collections, Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017); Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011); Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010); and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen, 2006). She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009), and with Matt O’Donnell and Jeffrey Thompson co-edited From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea Books, 2009). She also served as assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, a fellowship from the NEA, and two NAACP Image Award nominations. Dungy is currently a professor in the English department at Colorado State University. Her essays and poems have appeared widely in anthologies and in print and online journals. A co-founder of From the Fishouse, she is past-president of the board of directors.

First posted: February 16, 2005

Last modified: December 30, 2017