Rams Read author Claudia Rankine and CSU English Professor Camille Dungy

October 26, 2020

Claudia Rankine
CSU Professor Camille Dungy

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is an award-winning poet, essayist, playwright and the editor of several anthologies. Her collection of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, among other prizes. The anthology was chosen for Colorado State University’s inaugural Rams Read program. She also is the author of Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and two plays, including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue. Rankine is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

Camille Dungy

Camille Dungy is an award-winning poet and a Distinguished Professor at CSU. Dungy, a faculty member in the Department of English, has received numerous honors for her work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Award. Her debut collection of essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Most recently, Dungy was chosen to read one of her poems as part of the Democratic National Convention in August.