Derick Burleson & Allen Gee

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

The UH graduates and the founders of the Gulf Coast Reading Series join us for a special reading of their recent work.

Allen Gee is professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia College, where he teaches in the M.F.A. program and supervises GC’s Writers in the Schools Program at Early College. His essay collection, My Chinese-America was released in April, 2015 after being chosen by Lee Gutkind for the SFWP Award Series. Gee is currently working on a novel, Paul & Julia and is represented by Gail Hochman. His most recent stories appear in Ploughshares and Juked. Other work appears in the Portland Review, The Crab Orchard Review, Lumina, The Common, The South Loop Review, and elsewhere. Gee edits flash fiction for Arts & Letters and has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Derick Burleson’s latest book of poems is Use (Calypso Editions, 2012). He is also the author of Melt (Marick Press, 2012), Never Night (Marick Press, 2007), and Ejo: Poems, Rwanda 1991-94 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). His poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, The Southern Review and Poetry, among other journals. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and lives in Two Rivers.

Both writers received their PhDs from the University of Houston, and both served as Editor of Gulf Coast. Burleson and Gee worked together to bring the Gulf Coast Reading Series to prominence at Brazos Bookstore in the late 1990s.

My Chinese-America (SFWP Literary Awards) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939650306
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - April 2015