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Laura McCullough's most recent books are Rigger Death & Hoist Another, poems (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), Ripple & Snap, micro-fiction/prose-poems about the aftermath of a public suicide (ELJ Publications, 2013), The Smashing House, a short fiction chapbook (ELJ Publications, 2013), and her edited anthology, The Room & the World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn (Syracuse University Press, 2013). Her other books are Panic (winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, Alice James Books, and a BOTYA finalist), Speech Acts (Black Lawrence Press), and What Men Want (XOXOX Press). Her first book of poetry, The Dancing Bear was published by the now defunct Open Book Press. Her second edited anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race is forthcoming in late 2014 from University of Georgia Press. Also in 2014, ELJ Publications will publish Shutters*Voices*Wind, linked monologues in the voices of women from around the globe, as well as reprint her poetry chapbook, Women & Other Hostages. She has been a finalist for the Brittingham and Felix Poetry Prize, the Isabella Gardner Award, and the Frost Place residency and has been awarded scholarships or fellowships from Sewanee Writers Conference, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, and others. Her essays, criticism, poems, creative non-fiction, and short fiction have appeared in Diode, Plume, Drunken Boat, The Georgia Review, New South, Guernica, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Pank, The Good Men Project, The Writer's Chronicle, Gulf Coast, Pedestal, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others. She was the founding editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations and currently acts as an editor-at-large.