Through a casement window whose separate panes (inky at night) were framed in white — my view — I saw something or I was able to imagine seeing, for a moment, something. Other-worldly? “Monstrous”? Swelling up, across the dark panes of glass, a smooth vague pale shape or blur seeming to rise and float. Then… [Read More]
Laura Mullen is the author of seven books: Enduring Freedom: A Little Book of Mechanical Brides (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions 2012), The Surface (U. of Illinois Press 1991), After I Was Dead (U. of Georgia Press 1999), Subject (U. of California Press 2005), Dark Archive (U. of California Press 2011), The Tales of Horror (Kelsey Street 1999), and Murmur (Futurepoem 2006). She has had several MacDowell Fellowships and is a frequent visitor at the Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. Her work has been widely anthologized and is included in Postmodern American Poetry and American Hybrid (Norton), and I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues). Mullen is the McElveen Professor in English at Louisiana State University and a Special Interest Delegate in Creative Writing for the Modern Language Association. She is also a contributing editor for the online poetry site The Volta.