October 30th 2015: collaboration with Nathan Davis at Notre Dame
Laura Mullen's Poetry Foundation page
Laura Mullen makes work which is alive to the shared space of meaning-making and attentive to the unsaid. “Mullen’s shapes shift, disappear like the living but remain like lives...turn into new solids, solidarities of moving, hard-edged lyric social work...against loneliness…” (Fred Moten) “Mullen sets up a site of fluid exchange between text and reader, an inter-subjective process that inflects affective communication with a subversive sense of contingency...” (Amy Moorman Robbins) Laura’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, Bomb,/i> and The Nation,, and has been anthologized in collections from Norton, Wesleyan, and Omnidawn. Her first book, The Surface, was a National Poetry Series selection, and her subsequent poetry collections and hybrid-genre works have been published by the University of California Press, futurepoem, and Otis / Seismicity among other presses: her eighth collection is forthcoming from Solid Objects in 2015. A CD of Jason Eckardt’s setting of her poem “The Distance (This)” is available from mode records. A MacDowell and Karolyi Foundation Fellow, a featured poet at the International Poetry Festival in Taipei, a Rona Jaffe Award recipient and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Laura holds degrees from the University of Iowa and U.C. Berkeley. She has been a visiting poet at Naropa, Brown, and Columbia College, and she currently directs the Creative Writing program at Louisiana State University. Her collaboration with composer Nathan Davis, a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed, had its premiere in La Jolla in 2014 and will be performed at Notre Dame in 2015. You can follow her on Twitter at "afteriwasdead."
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