(Posted January 26, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Camille Dungy, an award-winning poet and author will discuss her work and read some of her poems as part of a "Bookmark" event at Juniata College at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Beeghly Library Information Commons on the Juniata campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

An associate professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, Dungy is the author of "What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison," a collection of poems.

She is co-founder of From the Fishouse, a nonprofit group that promotes the tradition of oral poetry, and currently serves as president of its board of directors.

She helped edit "From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great," and "Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade."

She earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and went on to earn a master's degree in fine arts from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.