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 edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019 and a 2021 Academy of American Poets Fellowship. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. Her forthcoming book is Soil: The History of a Black Mother's Garden.