Camille T. Dungy is author of 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 co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great, and assistant editor of Cave Canem's Gathering Ground. Her second collection, Suck on the Marrow, is forthcoming in early 2010. Dungy's poems have recently appeared in anthologies and journals including, American Poetry Review, Poetry Daily, Drunken Boat, Electronic Poetry Review and When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Poetry by Contemporary American Women.
Dungy enjoys traveling to deliver readings. She's visited all but five U.S. states (she still needs to get to Idaho, the Dakotas, Montana, and Alaska) and every continent but Australia. Camille loves hearing and reading poetry out loud and, as a professor, writer, performer, and President of the Board of Directors of From the Fishouse, has made sharing poetry priority.
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, she 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. 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.
From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
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