Laura McCullough is the author of four poetry collections. This September, her third book of poems, Speech Acts, will be released from Black Lawrence Press; in November, her chapbook, Women and Other Hostages, which placed second in the Flip Kelly Contest, will be released by Amsterdam Press; in January, her fourth full length collection of poems, Panic, winner of a 2009 Kinereth Gensler Award, will be issued by Alice James Books, one of the longest running literary collectives in the country. Some of her upcoming publications (interviews, essays and poems) include The Writer’s Chronicle, The American Poetry Review, New South and Pank. Laura has been a Prairie Schooner Merit Scholar in Poetry and Bread Loaf Staff Scholar. She has also been a New Jersey State Arts Council Fellow twice, once each in poetry and prose. Laura is one of the featured poets of the reincarnated Dodge Poetry Festival, and will also be sitting on a panel on teaching creative writing at the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics held in Princeton this year. She is also editing an anthology of essays by contemporary writers on Stephen Dunn’s work and is leading a tribute panel to Stephen at the next AWP conference in February.
Laura’s work in Referential: