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A Reading with Laura Mullen

Location: uptown campus
Building:Woldenberg Art Center

Laura Mullen is the 2017-2018 Arons Poet. She is the author of eight books: Complicated Grief, Enduring Freedom, The Surface, After I Was Dead, 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. Her work has been widely anthologized, and she is the librettist for Nathan Davis's a Sound Uttered, a Silence crossed (for choir and percussion), which was commissioned by the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, and has been performed at Nortre Dame and Williams College. Recent poems have been published in The Nation, Poetry, and Lana Turner. Her translation of Veronique Pittolo's Hero is forthcoming from Black Square in 2018. She is the McElveen Professor in English at LSU.

Florie Gale Arons graduated from Newcomb College in 1950. Her daughters established the poetry program in 1999 in honor of her 70th birthday. It continues today in her memory. Mrs. Arons's posthumously published collection, Unspoken Words, is available at the Newcomb College Institute, the Tulane bookstore, and independent bookstores.

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