Camille Dungy

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April 16, 2010 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa City native, Camille Dungy will read from her new book of poetry, Suck on the Marrow.  She will also read selections from  Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry  - a book she recently edited for The University of Georgia Press.  Suck on the Marrow, Camille Dungy's important new collection of poems,  explores the lives of African Americans in the 19th century, illuminating parts of slave and free black experience that are often overlooked.  "Plainspoken and unflinching, these poems enter the interior landscapes of the characters' psyches  to examine the nature of desire and longing and loss."   Natasha Tretheway.
> Camille Dungy has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and Cave Canem.  She is an associate professor in the San Francisco State University Department of Creative Writing.

Listen to an audio recording of this reading here