Video highlight clips: Camille Dungy reads "Natural History" | Javier Zamora reads "Prayer"
Full program video: Camille T. Dungy and Javier Zamora: September 28, 2017
This reading and conversation by poets Camille T. Dungy, returning briefly to the Bay Area, and current Wallace Stegner Fellow Javier Zamora was free and open to the public.
Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood and History. She has also edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American Poems, and many other print and online venues. Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, two NAACP Image Award nominations, fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and a fellowship from the NEA. Formerly a professor at San Francisco State University, she is currently a professor at Colorado State University.
Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to the US when he was nine. He is a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Yaddo. The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Fellowship and the 2016 Barnes and Noble Writer for Writers Award, his first poetry collection Unaccompanied is new from Copper Canyon Press this September 2017.