Camonghne Felix

"To do my best work in politics, I have to think poetically. And to do my best work in poetry, I have to think politically."

Camonghne Felix is a poet, essayist, political strategist, and cultural worker.

She is the author of Build Yourself a Boat, which was long-listed for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the PEN/Open Book Awards, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry has appeared in Academy of American Poets, Harvard Review, LitHub, PEN America, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essays have been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue and other places.

Formerly the Director of Surrogates & Strategic Communications at Elizabeth Warren for President, and now Head of Strategic Communications at Blue State and Blue State Campaigns, Camonghne is a seasoned political communications operative turned commentator. You can catch her talking about the news of the day on MSNBC or NBC Peacock.

Camonghne is currently working on a literary nonfiction collection, Dyscalculia, and a collection of essays, Let the Poets Govern. Both are forthcoming from One World. She lives in Washington D.C.

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