Monday, March 19, 2012

MFA Greensboro Alum Camille Dungy among Rita Dove's List of Young Poets to Watch

Rita Dove's List of Young Poets to Watch
We asked former Poet Laureate Rita Dove whom she considers the 21st century’s Allen Ginsberg or Countee Cullen. Off the top of her head, she reeled off a number of poets under 40, whose work she’s “following with great hope.” Below, experience some of those poets for yourself.
Camille Dungy is the author of Smith Blue (2011), Suck on the Marrow (2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison
(2006), which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award.
Frustrated by what she saw as the low number of African-American poets
included in nature poem anthologies, she edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

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