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Laura Mullen (b. 1958 ... ) in Los Angeles, is a contemporary American poet working in hybrid genres and traditions. As with the poetry of (among many others) Cole Swensen, her work is considered Postmodern and post-Language school, but it also takes a lot from her interests in Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe and numerous authors and visual artists who fall outside of the poetic cannon. This explains that, among her five published books, one finds the post-modern gothic, The Tales of Horror (Kelsey St. Press), traditional formed poems such as the "sestina in which my grandmother is going deaf" in The Surface, and a prose-poetry-crime novel-postmodern language text: Murmur (Futurepoem Books, 2007). In fact, Mullen’s work holds the mirror up to language, attempting to find out (and find ways out of ) the limits of the wor(l)ds we are sentenced to. The lyric impulse exists in her writing, but the surface is rough, like her jagged language use at times, reflecting the violence of the effort to see into seeing itself.

Mullen received her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop before going to teach at, among other places, Colorado State University, where her courses included seminars on Modernism, Postmodernism, and Cross-Genre Writing. She’s also been invited as a guest author to teach at Naropa University's Summer Writing Program (1996, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008), Columbia College — Chicago - (spring semester 2003), Brown University (2001), and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop Summer Program, (1998). She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1988 and has since received numerous ôther fellowships in the United States and abroad.

She is currently on the permanent faculty at Louisiana State University where her teaching and research interests include Creative Writing, Literature, Translation, Poetry, Fiction, and Film.

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Total Books: 10
Enduring Freedom
2012 - Enduring Freedom (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984528981
ISBN-10: 0984528989
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dark Archive
2011 - Dark Archive [New California Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780520268869
ISBN-10: 0520268865
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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After I Was Dead
2008 - After I Was Dead [The Contemporary Poetry Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780820332789
ISBN-10: 082033278X
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Murmur
2006 - Murmur (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780971680067
ISBN-10: 097168006X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ozzie  Katie
2006 - Ozzie Katie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419615603
ISBN-10: 1419615602
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Subject
2005 - Subject [New California Poetry] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780520242883
ISBN-10: 0520242882
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Subject
2005 - Subject [New California Poetry] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520242944
ISBN-10: 0520242947
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Tales Of Horror
1999 - The Tales of Horror [A Flip-Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780932716484
ISBN-10: 0932716482
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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After I Was Dead Poems
1999 - After I Was Dead Poems [Contemporary Poetry Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780820320960
ISBN-10: 082032096X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Surface Poems
1991 - The Surface Poems [The National Poetry Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252061875
ISBN-10: 025206187X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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