"I am just one querulous petulant fish glittering and considering the up-stream."


Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, political strategist, media junkie and cultural worker. 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. The 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee is the author of the chapbook Yolk, and was recently listed by Black Youth Project as a "Black Girl From the Future You Should Know." Her first full-length collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat, was a 2017 University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham & Pollak Prize finalist, a 2017 Fordham University Poets Out Loud semi-finalist, and is forthcoming from Haymarket Books in 2019. 


What sustains is growth, because here we go still trying to become who we are after all this time, in the aftermath of all this capture, this burden. Yolk proclaims its infusion with yoke, like how the way we grow is marked by what we have to carry, like how Camonghne makes me think come on! let’s go! let’s move in this, through this, like somebody carrying on as she’s coming up, smoking and skipping, testing and testifying, sounding and sounding, studying black life, which is the only life, to learn how to carry, and nourish. Camonghne Felix’s poems sing this, and they do this, too.

— Fred Moten, Yolk


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Camonghne is also a decorated public speaker and social commentariat. She enjoys bylines at The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and For Harriet, with commentary featured in Forbes, Vice and The Atlantic. Book her for panels, keynote speeches and political roundtables below.

Camonghne Felix is a brilliant writer, thinker, imaginer, builder —- a young leader who shifts and opens the possibilities for a more just, better lit world, with each step, each word, each question.
— Kathy Engel

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