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June 7, 2006

Poet Dungy Reads On WSUI June 21

Poet Camille T. Dungy, an Iowa City native, will read from her debut collection, "What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series of University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.

The broadcast will originate in a free event in the Prairie Lights book store at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen on the Internet at

Dungy, who has been the writer-in-residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, has earned fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, Cave Canem the Norton Island/Eastern Frontier Society, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation and the American Antiquarian Society. She has also been a John Atherton Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writer's Conference.

She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and she is an associate professor of literature and creative writing at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia. She is also assistant editor of "Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade."

Her recent poems have appeared in the Missouri Review, the Southern Review, the Mid-American Review, the Crab Orchard Review and

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