Laura McCullough's most recent collection of poetry is, Women & Other Hostages, from Black Lawrence Press. Her other books include The Wild Night Dress, selected by Billy Collins in the Miller Williams Poetry Series, University of Arkansas Press, Jersey Mercy (BLP), Rigger Death & Hoist Another (BLP), Panic (winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, Alice James Books), Speech Acts (BLP), What Men Want (XOXOX Press), & The Dancing Bear.
Her poems & prose have appeared in Best American Poetry (selected by Sherman Alexie), Georgia Review, American Poetry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Harvard Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Guernica, Cimarron Review, The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, Pank, Hotel America, Prairie Schooner, & many other journals and magazines.
She has had scholarships or fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Arts, & has been a Dodge Poetry Festival poet, a Florida Writers Circuit poet, & a Decatur Book Festival poet.
Awarded three NJ State Arts Council Fellowships, two in poetry & one in prose, Laura is proud to be a Jersey shore writer.
Laura has an undergraduate degree from Stockton University and holds and MFA in Literature and Writing from Goddard College.
In addition to her creative work, Laura is a scholar in her field & has edited two anthologies, A Sense of Regard: essays on poetry and race (Georgia University Press) & The Room and the World: essays on Stephen Dunn (University of Syracuse Press). She is a full professor at Brookdale Community College, where she founded the Creative Writing Program & the Visiting Writers Series, has taught at Stockton University and Ramapo College, & is on the faculty of the Sierra Nevada low-res MFA where she teaches poetry and critical theory.
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