Camille Dungy is featured in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers!

“Our annual Writing Contests Issue features an in-depth look at how submissions are evaluated and winners are chosen, plus insight from six recent winners; a profile of Utah state poet laureate Paisley Rekdal on the release of her new book, Nightingale; Camille T. Dungy’s guide to living and writing; William Giraldi on author envy; articles on freelance editing and negotiating a contract; tips for successful self-publishing; writing prompts; agent advice; and more.”


Buy the issue here!

The 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship recipients have been announced and Camille T. Dungy is on the list!

“On April 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fifth competition.”

See the full list of recipients here.

Check out this story on Camille Dungy, with a recipe!

“One of my fondest memories of Camille (and here, out of affection, I must refer to her by her first name) is eating lunch at her house with her husband and small daughter. We spoke of food that day in her sunlit kitchen, and we spoke of it again a few years later when I was pregnant with my daughter and suffering the effects of morning sickness. ‘Stone fruit,’ Camille prescribed without hesitation.” Read more here!

Camille Dungy to read in Athens, GA on January 17

“The Georgia Review’s Fall issue offers a look at the changing nature of environmental writing in the age of the Anthropocene. The Winter issue showcases new works of fiction in a feature titled “Here, There, Then, Now: Stories from Six Worlds.” Both are bound together in a handsome and uniquely designed double issue, which includes new work from nearly 50 writers as well as two full art portfolios…”

Read more here.


Camille Dungy writes about environmental writing

“If an author chooses not to engage with what we often call the natural world, that very disengagement makes a statement about the author’s relationship with her environment; even indifference to the environment directly affects the world about which a writer might purport to be indifferent. ”

Read more here.

Check out Camille’s new poem!

When I die, I hope they talk about me


like they talk about the recently dead

president who oversaw the bombing

of countless children. Headlines today recall

his beloved three-year-old girl,

who he apparently hopes to meet

when he gets to heaven. . .

[ Read more at The Rumpus]