My name, Camille, means witness at the sacrifice.
What could I make of this when I was young? What sacrifice?
Coastal breeze and jacaranda trees when I was young.
When we moved, the hope of temperate weather was one sacrifice.
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Let me tell you, America, this one last thing.
I will never be finished dreaming about you.
Watch a video of the discussion between Camille and moderator Anthony A. Deaton here.
Watch the reading here!
“I had a great chat with poet Camille Dungy about her new book, Trophic Cascade, and the role poets and other creatives can play in shaping society.”
Join Camille in her episode of Poetry Off the Shelf as she discusses “words, home, and motherhood in times of climate collapse.”
“DURING THIS 10-DAY EVENT WE WILL EXPLORE:
- Discussions on the most pressing issues of our time such as racism, environment and climate change, global health care/pandemic crisis, war and conflict legacies, intergenerational trauma, and more…
- How collective trauma surfaces in times of crisis and how it can be transformed for collective healing
- The role of music, the arts, and poetry as a pathway to understanding and healing through Live performances and readings
- Experiential live events and guided group meditations
- The leading edge of working with collective trauma for practitioners and professionals”
Find more information and register here!
“Pursuing degrees and careers without role models can be challenging, no matter what the discipline. In this episode, Camille Dungy, an academic, mother, and poet, shares her journey as a learner, teacher, and writer.
Camille is a professor in the English Department at Colorado State University, and the author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. She is the author of four collections of poetry for which she has received many, many awards, including the Colorado Book Award, and the American Book Award. Her poems have been published in dozens of anthologies, many of which begin with the word “best” in the title. Camille is a recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and many other awards and fellowships.”
“WHAT: DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis Democratic Convention Event
WHEN: Tuesday, August 18th, 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET (2 hours)
Michelle Deatrick, Founder and Chair, DNC Council on the Environment & Climate Crisis
Jay Inslee, Washington Governor and former presidential candidate
Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General and former U.S. Representative
Tom Steyer, environmentalist and philanthropist
Camille T. Dungy, poet and editor
Costa Constantanides, Council Member (District 22), New York City Council and Chair, New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
Danielle Deiseroth, Climate Data Analyst, Data for Progress
Ilona Josefina Duverge, Co-Founder and NYC Director, Movement School
Paulette Jordan, Democratic Nominee for US Senate (Idaho) & DNC Council on Environment and Climate Crisis Executive Board member
Peggy Shepard, Executive Director and Co-Founder, WE ACT For Environmental JusticeShannon Holsey, President, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians
WHERE: Delegates and members of the public can register for the virtual event here.”