Laura Mullen


The author of eight books, Laura Mullen is McElveen Professor of English at LSU. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Rona Jaffe Award. 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.

The Value of Support

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