Camonghne Felix

Longlist, National Book Awards 2019

Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, a writer, speaker, and political strategist. She received an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House. Her first full-length collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat, was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards.
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Build Yourself a Boat

ISBN 9781608466115 Haymarket Books

This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains. Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory. More about this book >

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Camonghne Felix

Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, a writer, speaker, and political strategist. She received an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House. Her first full-length collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat, was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards. Her debut was also a 2017 University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Pollak Prize finalist and a 2017 Fordham University Poets Out Loud semi-finalist. Camonghne was the Director of Surrogates & Strategic Communications at Elizabeth Warren for President, and is now the VP of Strategic Communications at the agency Blue State.

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