Gratulations to Professor Camille Dungy for her recent work “Let Me,” published in The New Yorker. “Let Me,” was featured in the April 12, 2021 issue of The New Yorker’s poems. The poem documents a troubled weekend between the narrator and a “lover” who turns violent in an alcohol-induced stupor. The narrator uses this series of events to exemplify their relationship with America–the addressee of the poem’s narration. Read (or listen to Dungy’s reading of) the full poem on The New Yorker’s website, found here.
Professor Dungy has taught the Intermediate and Advanced Poetry Workshop, Environmental Literature, Writing the Environment, African American Literature, Recent U.S. Poetry, and graduate seminars in Docupoetics, Kinship and Community, and Literary Mapping.