Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

Camille Lannan

Camille Lannan is the Map Cataloguer at the Brooklyn Historical Society. She previously worked as the Archivist for the Central Park Conservancy and has extensive knowledge of contemporary content management, digital asset management, and archival practices for both analog and digital collections. Prior to her role at the Conservancy, she served as the Director of the Literary Program at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Lannan Foundation is the leading private foundation supporting poetry and literary organizations, as well as fellowships and awards for individual writers. It also helps support nonprofit organizations and individuals in the areas of contemporary visual art, indigenous communities, and cultural freedom. While at the Lannan Foundation, Camille made possible a meeting of poetry leaders that led to the establishment of the Poetry Coalition. She has also worked in archival and special collections positions at the New York School of Interior Design, Tiffany & Company, and NYU’s Fales Library. She holds an MLS from Pratt Institute; an MA of Philosophy, Literature from Trinity College, Dublin; and a BA in Drama from Ithaca College.