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]
Rita Dove recently selected Camille Dungy’s poem, “Still Life,” for the August 12th issue of The New York Times Magazine. Read it here.
Guidebook to Relative Strangers and Trophic Cascade are included in the list of finalists for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. Winners will be announced in October.
Check out the new paperback edition of Guidebook to Relative Strangers. Accepting pre-orders now!
“Part memoir, part travelogue, part parental guide, this book is a stunningly beautiful love letter from a mother to her daughter to help her daughter embrace the world she lives in, to introduce her to her ancestors, and prepare her for the future.” — Edwidge Danticat, author of The Art of Death
Guidebook to Relative Strangers is on of five finalists for the 2018 Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature from Jane’s Stories Press Foundation.
Both Trophic Cascade and Guidebook to Relative Strangers were selected as finalists in 2018 the Colorado Book Awards. Trophic Cascade went home with the prize on June 2nd.
Camille Dungy’s Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History has been named a finalist in one of six categories for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award.
Outside Magazine includes Camille Dungy in the article “Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors.” “The following list is in no way definitive, but if you want a primer on some of the best nature writing you probably haven’t read yet, you’d do well to start with these 25 women.”
Edwidge Danticat says this about Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Part memoir, part travelogue, part parental guide, this book is a stunningly beautiful love letter from a mother to her daughter to help her daughter embrace the world she lives in, to introduce her to her ancestors, and prepare her for the future.
Thanks to The Brooklyn Rail for including Trophic Cascade in the list of 25 Best Books of Poetry for 2017!.