Camille Dungy

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Camille T. Dungy (born in Denver in 1972) is an American poet and professor.

Career[edit]

She is author of three poetry collections, most recently, Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011) and Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010). Dungy is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-editor 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). Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Callaloo, The Missouri Review,[1] Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Daily.[2]

Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Cave Canem, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and she is recipient of the 2011 American Book Award, a 2010 California Book Award silver medal, a two-time recipient of the Northern California Book Award, and a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee.[3][4] Dungy graduated from Stanford University and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she earned her MFA. Recently a professor in the Creative Department at San Francisco State University (2011-2013), she is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.

Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Sustainable Arts Foundations Promise Award
  • 2011 American Book Award
  • 2011 California Book Award Silver Medal
  • 2011 Northern California Book Award
  • 2010 Crab Orchard Open Poetry Series
  • 2010 Northern California Book Award
  • 2007 Dana Award in Poetry
  • 2003 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Published works[edit]

Full-length poetry collections

  • Smith Blue. Southern Illinois University Press, 2011
  • Suck on the Marrow. Red Hen Press, 2010
  • What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. Red Hen Press, 2006

Editor

Anthologies

  • Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. Charles Rowell, ed. W. W. Norton. New York. 2013
  • The Ecopoetry Anthology. Anne Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street. 2013
  • The Arcadia Project. Joshua Corey & G.C. Waldrep, eds. Ahsahta Press: 2012
  • New California Writing. Heyday Books. 2012
  • A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line. Emily Rosko and Anton VanderZee, eds.The University of Iowa Press: 2011
  • Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. Alison Deming & Lauret Savoy, eds. Milkweed Editions. Minneapolis, MN: 2011
  • The 100 Best African American Poems. Nikki Giovanni, ed. Sourcebooks: 2010
  • Rumpus Women, Vol. I. Julie Greicius and Elissa Bassist, eds. The Rumpus Book Club: 2010
  • The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Sixteen Rivers Press. San Francisco, CA: 2010
  • Nikky Finney, ed. (2007). "Dinah in the Box". The Ringing Ear: Black poets lean south. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-2926-0. 
  • Gerry LaFemina, Chad Prevost, ed. (2006). Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality. Bottom Dog Press. ISBN 978-1-933964-01-0. 

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