Mullen-96

1996

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Laura Mullen

poetry

Laura Mullen is the author of eight books. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her work has been widely anthologized, and she is the librettist for Nathan Davis’ a Sound Uttered, a Silence crossed, commissioned by the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. Recent poems have appeared in The Nation, 1111, Conjunctions, and Lana Turner. She was the Arons poet at Tulane and affiliate faculty at Stetson University for 2018. Her translation of Veronique Pittolo's Hero was published in 2019. Laura taught at Louisiana State University for 17 years. In 2021 she was appointed the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Humanities at Wake Forest University.


The Value of Support

"The Rona Jaffe Award allowed me to finish Murmur, a book which marks a turning point in my career."