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Laurie Lambeth

Laurie Lambeth

Honors College Faculty

Phone: 713.743.9010

Laurie Clements Lambeth is the author of "Veil and Burn" (University of Illinois Press, 2008), selected by Maxine Kumin for the National Poetry Series. Her poetry publications include, among others, Poetry Magazine, Crazyhorse, Seneca Review and Bellevue Literary Review, where her poem, "Broken Leg," won the 2014 award for poetry. Her creative nonfiction has most recently appeared in The New York Times, Ecotone and Crab Orchard Review, and her essay, “Going Downhill from Here,” originally published in Ecotone, was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2017. 

Lambeth received her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. Her scholarly interests range from disability studies and medical humanities to film studies, leading her to present her scholarship in locations ranging from Santa Barbara, California to Aberystwyth, Wales. While a graduate student at UH, she was awarded both the Donald Barthelme Inprint Prize in Poetry and the Michener Prize in Honor of Donald Barthelme. She was Inprint’s inaugural Life Writing workshop leader in their partnership with the Texas Medical Center, offering creative writing workshops to employees of the Methodist Hospital. 

She has taught for the Honors College since 2010, specifically with the Medicine and Society minor. Aside from teaching at UH, Lambeth also enjoys teaching online generative creative writing workshops for teens with disabilities in Numberless Dreams, a program offered through the YMCA of Central New York and Syracuse University.