The Stadler Center for Poetry will welcome Bucknell’s 2018 Poet-in-Residence Camille T. Dungy, author of four books of poetry, for a reading on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. A reception and book-signing will follow the reading.
Katie Hays acting director of the Stadler Center and a visiting assistant professor of English, will host a Q&A with Dungy on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 12 noon in Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center Room 213. A buffet lunch will be provided.
All Stadler Center Writers Series events are free and open to the public.
Dungy’s most recent books are Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), and the book of essays Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood and History (W.W. Norton 2017). She is the editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and co-editor of the poetry anthology From the Fishouse.
Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a California Book Award silver medal. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sustainable Arts Foundation, and other organizations. Dungy is currently a professor in the English department at Colorado State University.
Since its initiation in 1981, the Poet-in-Residence program has brought poets of national and international renown for an extended stay during the spring semester. The Poet-in-Residence teaches a master class for qualified students, presents a public reading and a lecture or Q&A session, and otherwise serves as an active presence on campus. The program honors the achievement of a distinguished poet and provides undergraduate writers the opportunity to work with a literary luminary.