Creative Writing Reading: Laura Mullen


Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Laura Mullen is the author of six books: The Surface, After I Was Dead, Subject and Dark Archive (University of California Press, 2011), The Tales of Horror, and Murmur. Recognitions 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), and I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. Recent prose has been collected in Civil Disobediences: Poetics & Politics in Action, and published in Ploughshares and The Fairytale Review. Undersong, the composer Jason Eckardt’s setting of “The Distance (This)” (from Subject) premiered in New York and Helsinki and was released on Mode records in 2011. New work is out or forthcoming in Action Yes!, Cerise Press, Ghost Town, the Denver Quarterly, Viz Arts, OR and New American Writing. Mullen is the special interest delegate in Creative Writing for the Modern Language Association for 2012-2014 and a contributing editor for the on-line poetry site The Volta. Her seventh book is forthcoming from Otis Editions in 2012. Mullen is on the MFA faculty at Louisiana State University.