Laura Mullen’s writing is alive to the shared work of meaning-making and attentive to the unsaid. “Mullen’s shapes shift, disappear like the living but remain like lives…turn into new solids, solidarities of moving, hard-edged lyric social work…against loneliness…” (Fred Moten) “Mullen sets up a site of fluid exchange between text and reader, an inter-subjective process that inflects affective communication with a subversive sense of contingency…” (Amy Moorman Robbins) Mullen’s recent work has appeared in Lana Turner, Jubilat, and Conjections, and her poetry has been anthologized in collections from Norton, Wesleyan, and Omnidawn. Her first book, The Surface, was a National Poetry Series selection, and her subsequent poetry collections and hybrid-genre works have been published by the University of California Press, Future Poem, and Otis / Seismicity among other presses: her eighth collection, Complicated Grief, was published by Solid Objects in 2015. A CD of Jason Eckardt’s setting of her poem “The Distance (This)” is available from Mode records. A MacDowell and Karolyi Foundation Fellow, a featured poet at the International Poetry Festival in Taipei, a Rona Jaffe Award recipient and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Mullen holds degrees from the University of Iowa and U.C. Berkeley. She is the McElveen Professor of English at Louisiana State University, Affiliate Faculty at Stetson University, and she has been a visiting poet at Columbia College and Brown. Her collaboration with composer Nathan Davis—”a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed”—had its premiere in La Jolla, and has been performed at Notre Dame and Williams College. A collaboration (Verge) with the artist John David O’Brien is available, and her translation of Veronique Pittolo’s Hero is forthcoming from Black Square.
劳拉·穆伦的写作着重表现意义生成，关注言外之意。“穆伦的形式多变，如同生物一般消失但同时又如同生命一般在场……变成新的实体，移动的集结，犀利的诗意社会作品……对抗孤独……”(Fred Moten的评论)“穆伦构建起文本和读者之间流动交换的场所，这一相互主动的过程以一种偶然的颠覆感让情感交流产生转向……”(Amy Moorman Robbins的评论)。穆伦最新的作品发表在Lana Turner, Jubilat和Conjections等期刊，她的诗歌被收入诺顿、卫斯理安和奥姆利顿等文集。她的第一本书《表面》曾入选“国家诗歌系列”，随后的诗集和混合文体作品由加州大学出版社、未来诗歌出版社和奥迪斯/塞斯密斯提出版社等知名出版社出版。她的第八部诗集《复杂的悲伤》2015年由固体出版社出版。Jason Eckardt为她的诗歌《距离》谱曲，由风尚唱片公司发行。她毕业于爱荷华大学和加州大学伯克利分校，是麦克杜威尔和卡洛里基金会资助的学者、台北国际诗歌节主推诗人、罗纳·加弗奖获得者、国家艺术基金会资助学者。她在路易斯安那周立大学担任“麦克埃尔文”教授，同时在史岱生大学任教，曾是哥伦比亚学院和布朗大学的访问诗人。她与作曲家Nathan Davis合作的《发出一声音，划去一静默》在加州拉荷亚市首演，之后又在圣母大学和威廉姆斯学院演出。她与John David O’Brien合作的艺术家书籍以及她所翻译Veronique Pittolo的《英雄》即将出版。