University Distinguished Professor
Office Hours:Fall 2023: Tuesdays 10-11:30am, Wednesdays 1-2:30, or by appointmentpm
- University Distinguished Professor
- Director, Creative Writing Program
- Creative Writing (Poetry)
- MFA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (1997)
Professor Dungy has taught the Intermediate and Advanced Poetry Workshop, Environmental Literature, Writing the Environment, African American Literature, Recent U.S. Poetry, Literature of the American West, graduate seminars in Docupoetics, and Kinship and Community, as well as the MFA workshops in Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction.
Camille T. Dungy is the author of Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden (Simon & Schuster: May 2, 2023). She has also written Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and four collections of poetry, including Trophic Cascade, winner of the Colorado Book Award. Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, the first anthology to bring African American environmental poetry to national attention. She also co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology and served as assistant editor for Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade. Dungy is the poetry editor for Orion magazine. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American Poems, Best American Essays, The 1619 Project, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, over 40 other anthologies, plus dozens of venues including The New Yorker, Poetry, Literary Hub, The Paris Review, and Poets.org. You may know her as the host of Immaterial, a podcast from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Magnificent Noise. A University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University, Dungy’s honors include the 2021 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, and fellowships from the NEA in both prose and poetry.
Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden (Simon & Schuster, 2023)
Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017)
Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011)
Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010)
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, editor (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great, co-edited with Matthew O'Donnell and Jeffrey Thompson (Persea Books, 2009)
What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006)
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006)
Dungy's work has also appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American Poems, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Essays and over 30 other anthologies, plus dozens of print and online venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, VQR, Literary Hub, Orion, The Paris Review, and Poets.org.