Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Smith Blue, Suck on the Marrow, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and coedited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology. Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, and a fellowship from the NEA. Dungy is currently a professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. Her forthcoming collection of poems, Trophic Cascade, will be published by Wesleyan University Press in February 2017.

July/Aug 2022

Only Child

By Camille T. Dungy

She thinks I don’t think she could            make a good sister. That I don’t trust her capacity for care. Poor girl.            Night sweats wake me and the wind shrieks along. […]

Nature's Nature: A Gathering of Poetry

May/June 2015

Trophic Cascade

By Camille T. Dungy

After the reintroduction of gray wolves            to Yellowstone and, as anticipated, their culling             of deer, trees grew beyond the deer stunt             of the midcentury. In their up reach             songbirds nested, who […]