About Laura Mullen

Ms. Mullen is a Professor at Louisiana State University. She is the author of four collections of poetry— Dark Archive, The Surface, After I Was Dead , and Subject—and two hybrid texts, The Tales of Horror (Kelsey Street Press 1999), and Murmur (futurepoem books 2007). Prizes for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, and she has been awarded a Board of Regents ATLAS grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award, among other honors. She has had several MacDowell Fellowships and is a frequent visitor at the Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. Her work has been widely anthologized and is included in American Hybrid (Norton). Recent prose has been collected in Civil Disobediences: Poetics & Politics in Action , among other anthologies. Jason Eckardt’s setting of “The Distance (This)” (from Subject) premiered at the Miller Theater in New York and was performed at the Musica Nova festival in Helsinki. She was invited to participate in the Taipei International Poetry Festival in 2009. Her fourth collection of poetry, Dark Archive is available from the University of California Press. Mullen is the special interest delegate in Creative Writing for the Modern Language Association 2012-2014. New work is out or forthcoming in Action Yes!, Cerise Press, Ghost Town, and New American Writing .

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Dark Archive (University of California Press, 2011)

Subject (University of California Press, 2005)

After I Was Dead (University of Georgia Press, 1999)

The Surface (University of Illinois Press, 1991)