F204. A Tribute to the Poets Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan and Derick Burleson, Two University of Houston Graduates

Grand Salon D, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


In 2016, the writing world lost Claire Kageyma-Ramakrishnan and Derick Burleson. They had each earned their doctorates at the University of Houston, and they were each poets and professors in the prime of their careers, Claire only 47, Derick just 53. Their absence is not easy to bear; our diverse panel will pay tribute to them for their friendship, their teaching, and their writing, and we hope everyone who knew them will gather with us to contribute as many remembrances as time allows.


Allen Gee is professor of English at Georgia College, where he directs the creative writing program and edits fiction for Arts & Letters. He is also the editor for 2040 Books, a diverse press, and is the author of My Chinese-America. His essays and stories have appeared in numerous journals.

Adrienne Su is the author of four books of poems, most recently Living Quarters. A 2007 NEA fellow, she is poet in residence at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

Laurie Clements Lambeth is the author of Veil and Burn, a National Poetry Series selection. Her poems have most recently appeared in Poetry magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Nimrod, and TQR. Her recent creative nonfiction has been published by The New York Times, Ecotone, and Crab Orchard Review.

Sean Hill, the author of two books of poems, Dangerous Goods and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, is an assistant professor at UA-Fairbanks. His honors and awards include a fellowship from the NEA. His poems have appeared in journals and in anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles.

Ed Skoog is the author of three books of poems, Mister Skylight, Rough Day, and Run the Red Lights.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside