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“Environmental Writing for Our Time”: Camille Dungy at Centre College
April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Camille Dungy will be only the second poet (and creative writer) to offer the English Program’s Bastian lecture, which will be on the topic of redefining nature poetry. Professor Dungy publishes poetry and non-fiction that emerges out of the intersection of ecology, culture, and race. She is editor of the groundbreaking anthology, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, and is also the author of five books of poems, most recently Trophic Cascade. Her first work of creative non-fiction, published earlier in 2017, is A Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy has received numerous awards and accolades, including two NAACP Image Award nominations, two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in both poetry and prose. She is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.