Jun 17, 2021
7 / Ambient Loss, Having Children, & the Necessity of Storytelling w/ Camille T. Dungy
Play • 53 min
Camille T. Dungy talks with CL Young about loss as an ambient presence, climate crisis, having children, cross-generational relationships, and the importance of storytelling.


Camille T. Dungy’s debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2017), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019.

Plastic: An Autobiography by Allison Cobb:

Iep Jaltok: Poems From A Marshallese Daughter by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler:

“Let Me” in the New Yorker:

Sema’s music is from a song by Teal Gardner called “Joy Heraldic.” You can find more of her music here:

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