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McNeese hosts poetry reading

January 22, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Camille Dungy

The 2018 Frank Granger visiting poet, Camille Dungy, will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall. This free event is sponsored by McNeese’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: “What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison” (2006), “Suck on the Marrow” (2010), “Smith Blue” (2011) and “Trophic Cascade” (2017). She is also the author of a collection of personal essays, “Guidebook to Relative Strangers” (2017), and the editor of “Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry” (2009).

Camille Dungy


Dungy has been awarded the American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations and a California Book Award silver medal. She is the recipient of several fellowships and grants that include the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her poems and essays have been published in Best American Poetry and The 100 Best African American Poems.


Dungy earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Currently, she is a professor in the English department at Colorado State University.

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