Camille Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: Trophic Cascade (2017), Smith Blue (2011), Suck on the Marrow (2010) and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (2006). Her debut collection of personal essays is called Guidebook to Relative Strangers (2017). Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009); co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (2009); and served as associate editor for Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (2006).

Dungy is currently a professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. Camille T. Dungy’s honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations and a California Book Award silver medal. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Diane Middlebrook Residency Fellowship of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and other organizations. Her poems and essays have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, nearly thirty other anthologies, and more than 100 print and online journals.