Traveling While Black
“What a menace, to live in bodies that are so frequently assumed to be corrupt.”
1. In good company
The Lynchings in Duluth
“Traveling While Black” is a modified version of an essay that appears in , published June 2017 by W.W. Norton & Company.
Camille Dungy is a Professor of English at Colorado State University and works as both a poet and an essayist. As a poet, she’s published four poetry collections: Trophic Cascade (2017), Smith Blue (2011), Suck on the Marrow (2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (2006) and been named one of twelve writers under forty to follow by former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove. As an essayist, Camille has had work published in VQR, Ecotone, Salon, Guernica, Literary Hub, and elsewhere.
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