04/05/2014 Poetry and Psychoanalysis

Poetry and Psychoanalysis 2013 - 2014

Program Title: An Interview and Conversation with CAMILLE T. DUNGY
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 10:30am - 12:00noon
Guest Poet: Camille T. Dungy
In Conversation With: Alice A. Jones, MD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fee: Free
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The Poetry and Psychoanalysis interview series continues on April 5, 2014 with a program featuring the poet Camille T. Dungy. The event is free and open to the public. at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Alice A. Jones, M.D., poet and psychoanalyst, will lead the conversation.

The interview series presents prominent poets in conversations with poet-analysts at SFCP. Interviews focus on the creation of poems, and programs include each poet reading from selected works.

Camille Dungy is author of Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006). Dungy is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009), and assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Cane's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Dungy has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Cave Canem, the Dana Award, and Bread Loaf.

She is a two-time recipient of the Northern California Book Award (2010 and 2011), a Silver Medal Winner in the California Book Award (2011), and a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee (2010 and 2011). She was a 2011 finalist for the Balcones Prize, and her books have been shortlisted for the 2011 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, the PEN Center USA 2007 Literary Award, and the Library of Virginia 2007 Literary Award. Recently a Professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University, Dungy is now a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. Her poems and essays have been published widely in anthologies and print and online journals.

This program is supported by the J. David Frankel Memorial Fund for Poetry and Psychoanalysis. Contributions to the fund are welcome, and tax-deductible.


Poetry and Psychoanalysis Committee
Susan Kolodny, DMH, Chair
Alice A. Jones, MD
Forrest Hamer, PhD

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