On November 5, 2015 the Enid Cook ’31 Center was honored to host Camille Dungy , award-winning author, poet, editor, and professor of English and Creative Writing at Colorado State University. She is the editor of African American, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets.
At 4 p.m. in the Cook Center Library, Camille Dungy read a few pieces at her poetry reading titled, “A Place To Be Me.” Following the poetry reading, members of the community join Camille for dinner in the Cook Center Dining Room where we talked about everything from hair grease to cricket choirs to self-care.* Following dinner, Camille Dungy also gave a talk in Carpenter: “On Writing Questions When We Are Looking For Answers.”
Before her departure, Professor Dungy also donated one of her books to the ECC Library. Be sure to check those out!
*The poetry reading and dinner were a collaborative effort by the Provost’s Office, the Departments of English and Spanish, and the Programs in Environmental Studies and Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies, as well as the Enid Cook ’31 Center Committee.