Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Dungy has edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and the From the Fishouse poetry anthology. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American Poems, Poetry, The New Yorker, and many other print and online venues. Dungy’s honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and fellowship from the NEA in both poetry and prose. Dungy is a Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. She was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, which recognizes distinguished poetic achievement on 15 September 2021.
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