blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2017  Vol. 16 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Laura McCullough

Laura McCullough is the author of Jersey Mercy (Black Lawrence Press, 2016); Rigger Death & Hoist Another (Black Lawrence Press, 2014); Panic (Alice James Books, 2011), winner of the 2009 Kinereth Gensler Award; Speech Acts (Black Lawrence Press, 2010); and What Men Want (Xoxox Press, 2009). She is the editor of two anthologies, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race (University of Georgia Press, 2015) and The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn (Syracuse University Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Georgia Review, American Poetry Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Guernica, and elsewhere. She has had scholarships or fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. McCullough has also been a Dodge Poetry Festival poet, a Florida Writer’s Circuit poet, and an AJC Decatur Book Festival poet. She has had two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships, one in poetry and one in prose. She is a professor at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and is on the faculty of the Sierra Nevada low-residency MFA program.  end

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