Laura Mullen is the author of eight books 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. Recent poems have appeared in The Nation, Jubilat, Conjunctions, 1111, and Lana Turner. She was the 2017-2018 Arons poet at Tulane and affiliate faculty at Stetson University for 2018. A collaboration with the photographer John David O'Brien (Verge) is available, and her translation of Veronique Pittolo's Hero is forthcoming from Black Square.