Laura Mullen is the author of eight books: Complicated Grief, Enduring Freedom: A Little Book of Mechanical Brides, The Surface, After I Was Dead, Subject, Dark Archive, The Tales of Horror, and Murmur. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Rona Jaffe Award. She has had several MacDowell Fellowships and has been a frequent visitor to the Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. Her work is included in American Hybrid and Postmodern American Poetry (Norton) as well as other anthologies; recent poems have appeared in The Nation and Poetry. An essay on using Gertrude Stein in the creative writing classroom is included in the forthcoming anthology Approaches to Teaching Stein. Her collaboration with the composer Nathan Davis (a work for choir and percussion), “Ask,” will be performed at Princeton in December 2016.