Laura McCullough has four collections of poems, PANIC, winner of a Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books, 2011); Speech Acts (Black Lawrence Press, 2010); What Men Want (XOXOX Press, 2009); and The Dancing Bear (Open Book Press, 2006). She has two chapbooks, Women and Other Hostages (Amsterdam Press), winner of a Flip Kelly Award; and Elephant Anger, published online at Mudlark. She has been a fellow in both prose and poetry for the New Jersey State Arts Council, been a Prairie Schooner Scholar, a Bread Loaf Conference Staff Scholar, and had scholarships to the Catskill Poetry Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. She was a poet performer in the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival and was on a panel on teaching creative writing in the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference at Princeton, and was a finalist in Creative non-fiction at the Writer’s House in DC. Laura holds an MFA in fiction from Goddard College and teaches in the Winter Poetry and Prose Conference in Cape May, New Jersey. Her poetry, prose, essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared recently or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Painted Bride Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River, Pank, Guernica, Crab Orchard Review, Tusculum Review, Hanging Loose, Pebble Lake Review, The Hiram Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Iron Horse Quarterly, The Hiss Quarterly, The Pedestal, The Potomac, Nimrod, Boulevard, Tattoo Highway, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, Poetry East, The Portland Review, and others.
Laura is the editor of the anthology of essays by contemporary writers on the work of Stephen Dunn: The Room and the World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn (Syracuse University Press, 2013) and led a tribute panel to Dunn at the 2011 Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference.