Camille Rankine

Camille Rankine

About Camille Rankine

Camille Rankine is an African-American poet of Jamaican origin. She published her first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, in 2016. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, and a recipient of a 2010 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared many magazines and journals like the American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Octopus Magazine, and elsewhere. She serves on the Executive Committee of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, is president of the board of The Poetry Project, and lives in New York City.
Rankine has also won literary prizes including the MacDowell Colony fellowship, and an honorary Cave Canem Foundation fellowship.

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