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Black Nature: Race and the Environment

October 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join the Hennebach Program in the Humanities for a night with award-winning author and poet and professor Camille T. Dungy; her reading and book discussion will feature poetry and environmental writing devoted to questions of nature, race, and writing as a black academic in our current culture. Her anthology of black writers, Black Nature, was published recently and is a historical look at black writers and writing about the environment.

BIO: Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History (W.W. Norton, 2017), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy has also edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, her honors include NEA Fellowships in poetry (2003) and prose (2018), an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations. Dungy’s poems have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, the Pushcart Anthology, Best American Travel Writing, and over thirty other anthologies. She is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.


October 27, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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