Camonghne Felix

Longlist, National Book Awards 2019

Camonghne Felix is a poet, political strategist, media junkie, and cultural worker. She received an MA in arts politics from NYU and an MFA from Bard College. Felix has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House.
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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 is a poet, a writer, speaker, and political strategist living in New York City. She received an MA in Arts Politics from New York University, 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 a 2017 University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Pollak Prize finalist as well as a 2017 Fordham University Poets Out Loud semi-finalist. The author of the chapbook Yolk, she was recently listed by Black Youth Project as a “Black Girl From the Future You Should Know.”

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