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Word Ballast with Guest Camille Dungy

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Join Billy Burgos as he talks to Camille Dungy


Camille Dungy is author of Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), and Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize. Dungy is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), recipient of the 2010 Northern Calif...ornia Book Awards Special Recognition Prize, co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009), and assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Cave Canem, the Dana Award, and Bread Loaf, and is a two time NAACP Image Award nominee, is shortlisted for the 2011 California Book Award and the 2011 Northern California Book Award, and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA 2007 Literary Award and the Library of Virginia 2007 Literary Award. She is currently an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University

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