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Date(s) - May 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old Town Library


Professor Camille T. Dungy will be holding a book launch for her newest book, SOIL: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden on Thursday, May 4th at 6pm at the Old Town branch of the Poudre River Library!

Hosted by Old Firehouse Books, this event will feature Camille in conversation with Laura Pritchett. All are welcome to join the fun! Reception information to follow.

Camille T. Dungy is the author of 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, and four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award. She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (Persea, 2009), and served as assistant editor on Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Dungy’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American PoemsBest American Essays, Best American Travel EssaysThe Pushcart Prize AnthologyNew Daughters of Africa, nearly 30 other anthologies, plus dozens of print and online venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, VQR, Literary HubOrionThe Paris ReviewEmergence Magazine, and Poets.org. Her honors include a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award Nominations, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in both prose and poetry.

Looking for more? Camille Dungy and her new book, SOIL: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden are featured in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.