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In Episode 5: Sea of White Women, a Black woman “faces condescension and hostility when she brings up racial equity in her mostly white graduate program.” Tune in on Audible to hear Camille’s advice. Spoiler alert: of course she turns to Lucille Clifton, but the other poem might come as a surprise.
And it’s about clay!
“When you start to pay attention to everyday materials, what can they reveal about the world around us? From the papers on your desk to the concrete sidewalk below your feet, host Camille Dungy gets up close and personal with artists’ materials to see what they can tell us about art, history, and humanity.”
Immaterial launches May 25, 2022.
“The more I’ve learned to live in radical communion with the greater than human world, the more I’ve learned to accept that simultaneity of existence and experience.”
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“In the waning days of National Poetry Month, Orion published our longest-ever list of recommendations to inspire your reading in the coming months. It has been a delight to curate these recommendations throughout the year, and while this will be our last monthly installment of Orion mini-reviews, Camille and her writer friends will continue sharing the books they love in quarterly poetry roundups in the future.”
They “discuss their thoughts on literary stewardship, environmental writing’s complicated legacy, the sacred inner lives of Black children, small towns, urban parks, building community, talking to foxes, and connection to the natural world.”
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“In our 97th episode, Camille Dungy looks back on two years of pandemic life and shares her end-of-year intentions and uneasy blessings. She discusses making decisions that resist inequality and her lifelong practice of listening to the Greater Than Human world—themes which recur throughout her many book projects.”
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