Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.

Camille Dungy

Camille Dungy

Author's Website

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen PRess, 2010) and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), a finalist for the PEN Center USA 2007 Literary Award and the Library of Virginia 2007 Literary Award. She has received fellowships from organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. Dungy is Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University. She is co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea Books, April 2009), editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, December 2009), and assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Dungy's poems have been recently appeared in anthologies and print and online journals including, American Poetry Review, Poetry Daily, Drunken Boat, Electronic Poetry Review and When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Poetry by Contemporary American Women.

Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.

Books Available:

Suck on the Marrow

Suck on the Marrow

Camille Dungy
2010-04-01
$18.95 Trade
Shop: IndieBound, Barnes & Noble

Description:

Suck on the Marrow is a historical narrative, revolving around six main characters and set in mid-19th century Virginia and Philadelphia. The book traces the experiences of fugitive slaves, kidnapped Northern-born blacks, and free people of color, exploring the interdependence between plantation life and life in Northern and Southern American towns and illuminating the connections between the successes and difficulties of a wide range of Americans, free and slave, black and white, Northern and Southern. This neo-slave narrative treats the truths of lives touched by slavery with reverence but is not afraid to question the ways the old stories have too often been told. In addition to creating new stories, Suck on the Marrow develops new ways of telling those tales.


What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison

What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison

Camille Dungy
2006-02-28
$15.95 Tradepaper
Shop: IndieBound, Barnes & Noble

Description:

Camille Dungy has a garden of verses that spring up with the sunshine or hide with you in the dusk. "Cleaning" best sums up What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison, an amazing poetry collection, when Dungy pens "understanding clearly/what is fatal to the body./I only understand too late/what can be fatal to the heart." Take an ice tea and sit on the veranda or take a glass of wine and prop up in bed but whatever way you like your poetry, this book is a must.

--Nikki Giovanni, author of The Collected Poems of Nikki Giovanni and

Black Feeling, Black Talk

The sorrow here is ironic and unsentimental and yet Camille Dungy's vision is all joy. Even as anti-psalms, these poems are pure transcendence.

--Chris Abani, author of GraceLand and Dog Woman

Camille Dungy shares with us in this manuscript her sharp, clear and honest ear and her unswerving commitment to the voice of life. She is a brave poet writing true poems and I salute the music and courage of her work.

--Lucille Clifton, author of Blessing the Boats and Mercy


Los Angeles Independent Publishing

New Poems

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, is the place for new poems, new fiction, and lesbian fiction/lesbian books.