Laura McCullough's second collection of poems, WHAT MEN WANT, is published by XOXOX Press with blurbs by Hilda Raz, Denise Duhamel, and Kurt Brown, and her third, Speech Acts, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. Her first, now out of print, The Dancing Bear, debuted in 06 with jacket blurbs by Stephen Dunn, Li-young Lee, and BJ Ward. In 07, Mudlark published her chapbook of prose poems, Elephant Anger, and she won her second NJ State Arts Council Fellowship, this time in poetry; the first was in prose. She has an MFA in fiction from Goddard College. She's attended, the Catskill Poetry Workshop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the San Juan Workshops, the Summer Solstice Writers Conference, went to Bread Loaf 2x, once as part of the Social Staff, attended the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River, Guernica, Crab Orchard Review, Tusculum Review, Hanging Loose, Pebble Lake Review, The Hiram Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Iron Horse Quarterly, The Hiss Quarterly, The Pedestal, The Potomac, Nimrod, Boulevard, Tattoo Highway, Gulf Coast, Guernica, Hotel Amerika, Poetry East, The Portland Review, and others. Her book reviews have appeared in such places at Webdelsol Review of Books, The Potomac, and Small Spiral Notebook.