Camille Dungy

2342 Shattuck Ave. #220Berkeley, CA 94704
Website: 
camilledungy.com

Author's Bio

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010) and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), a finalist for the PEN Center USA 2007 Literary Award and the Library of Virginia 2007 Literary Award. She is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009), coeditor 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). A graduate of Stanford University and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro’s MFA Program, Dungy is currently Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University. Her poems have been published widely in anthologies and print and online journals.

Publications and Prizes

Book

What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison
(Red Hen Press,
2006)
Suck on the Marrow
(Red Hen Press,
2010)

Anthology

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
(The University of Georgia Press,
2009)
From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems That Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
(Persea,
2009)
Prizes: 
Dungy has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Cave Canem, the Dana Award, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. Once the Writer-in-Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, Dungy has also been awarded fellowships and residencies by the Norton Island/Eastern Frontier Society, The Corporation of Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Denver, CO
Raised in: 
Irvine, CA/ Iowa City, IA

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Listing last updated: December 21, 2009.

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