Poet reading on March 15

Poet Camille Dungy will read from her work on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in Shaw Lounge in the Thomas Commons on Cornell College’s campus.

Dungy will read from her recent books “Suck on the Marrow,” and “Smith Blue” and discuss her work. Dungy is also the author of “What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison” and the editor of “Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry” and co-editor of “From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great.” Dungy is currently a professor in the Creative Writing department at San Francisco State University.

Camille Dungy is the daughter of Madgetta Thornton Dungy ’64, the first African-American woman to graduate from Cornell. Madgetta Dungy was quoted in a Fall 2011 Cornell Report article about diversity on campus.