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Laura  Mullen 
McElveen Professor
Bachelor's Degree(s): California-Berkeley
Master's Degree: Iowa
Phone: (225) 578-3023
Office: 212-T Allen Hall


Laura Mullen is a Professor at Louisiana State University. She is the author of five books: three collections of poetry— 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 poems have been widely anthologized and recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Octopus, 1913, New American Writing, the Denver Quarterly, the Corpse , and elsewhere. Recent prose has been collected in Civil Disobediences: Poetics & Politics in Action , and in other anthologies. An essay on Sylvia Plath and Federico Fellini appears in the Spring 2008 issue of Court Green , and Jason Eckardt's setting of her poem “Undersong: The Distance (This)” will premiere at the Miller Theater in New York on November 20th, 2008.

Area of Interest

poetry, theory, Gertrude Stein, experimental fiction and nonfiction.