S288. To the Left of Time: A Tribute to Thomas Lux

Room 24, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Thomas Lux was among the most influential poets in contemporary American poetry. Over his more than forty-year career as poet and teacher, he published sixteen collections of poems, helped to define some of the most celebrated writing programs in the United States, and mentored thousands of students. His friends Stuart Dischell, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Alan Shapiro, Katie Chaple, Ginger Murchison, and Travis Denton celebrate Lux’s life and work.


Travis Denton is the associate director of Poetry@TECH and McEver Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech. He is founding editor of the literary arts publication, Terminus magazine. His third collection of poems, My Stunt Double, will be published in Spring 2018.

Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog & Wolf, Small Gods of Grief (Isabella Gardner Prize), and A New Hunger (ALA Notable Book). She taught at Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA at Pine Manor College. Four Way Books will publish her next book.

Ginger Murchison, editor in chief of The Cortland Review, assisted Thomas Lux to found Poetry@Tech, and was its associate director for five years, a position she left for an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson. Her first collection, a scrap of linen, a bone, was Press 53's 2016 Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection.

Stuart Dischell is the author of Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection, Evenings & Avenues, Dig Safe, Backwards Days, Touch Monkey, Standing on Z, and most recently Children with Enemies. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at UNC Greensboro.

Katie Chaple is the author of Pretty Little Rooms, winner of the 2012 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry. Editor of Terminus magazine, published through Georgia Tech, she also serves as the McEver Chair in Community Outreach. Katie teaches at the University of West Georgia.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside