Camille T. Dungy and Deborah Landau
Poetry at Bennington—Fall 2021
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Camille T. Dungy and Deborah Landau read from their poetry collections, followed a public Q&A.
Camille T. Dungy is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan, 2017) and Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. Her essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History (Norton, 2017) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy is also the editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009), A Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts fellow and two-time NAACP Image Award nominee, she lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.
Deborah Landau is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Soft Targets (Copper Canyon, 2019), winner of The Believer Book Award, and The Uses of the Body (Copper Canyon, 2015), featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and included on “Best of 2015″ lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Her writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The Best American Erotic Poems, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, and Women’s Work: Modern Poets Writing in English. A Guggenheim Foundation fellow, she directs the creative writing program at New York University.
Readings will be followed by a public Q&A.