McElveen Professor of English
MFA, University of Iowa
245-A Allen Hall
Laura Mullen is the author of eight books (most recently Complicated Grief) and the McElveen Professor of English at LSU. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award. Her work has been widely anthologized, and she is the librettist for Nathan Davis’ a Sound Uttered, a Silence crossed (for choir and percussion) which was commissioned by the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and performed at UC San Diego, Notre Dame, and Williams College. Her poems have been set by composers such as Jason Eckardt, Niki Harlafti, and Drew Baker. Recent poems have appeared in The Nation, Jubilat, Conjunctions, 1111, and Lana Turner. She was the 2017-2018 Arons poet at Tulane and was affiliate faculty at Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas for 2018. She has had residencies at Brown and Columbia College, and taught at Naropa, Colorado State University, the University of Miami, and Colby College. Her translation of Veronique Pittolo's Hero was published by Black Square, and a collaboration with the artist John David O’Brien, Verge, also appeared, in 2018. She has participated in the International Poetry Festival in Taipei (2009) and the 2nd Dialogue between Chinese and American poets (2018). She is a member of ASCAP, as well as a member of PEN, the Authors Guild, the Academy of American Poets and AWP.
Area of Interest
Poetry, Hybrid Texts and Cross Genre work, the Arts, Feminism