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An Evening with Camille Dungy

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: Trophic Cascade; Smith Blue, winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize; Suck on the Marrow, winner of the American Book Award in 2010; and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison.

Her debut collection of personal essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then toddler, intensely aware of how they are seen, not just as mother and child, but also as black women. 

Dungy is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Diane Middlebrook Residency Fellowship of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and other organizations. Her poems and essays have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, nearly thirty other anthologies, and over one hundred print and online journals.

Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.



Free and open to the public


April 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public


Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
620 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States


Wells Addington