Laura McCullough has a BA from The Richard Stockton College of NJ and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Goddard College. She is a New Jersey State Arts Council Fellow, has won a Geraldine R. Dodge Scholarship to attend the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, was the 2005 Prairie Schooner Merit Scholar in Poetry at the Nebraska Summer Writers Workshop, and participated in the 2005 Bread Loaf writers conference as a contributor. Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, Potion, Hotel Amerika, Gulf Coast, Nightsun, Iron Horse Quarterly, Boulevard, Amarillo Bay, The God Particle, Poetry East, Confluence, Exquisite Corpse, The Potomac, Stirring, Word Riot, Tarpaulin Sky, among other places. Her first collection of poems, THE DANCING BEAR, was published by Open Book Press in 2006. Her second collection of poems, WHAT MEN WANT, is scheduled for release by XOXOX Press in January 2008. Her stories, What A Good Dog Knows and Brick Facade, have appeared in Nasty (University of Calgary, Canada) and Pierian Springs Review and are chapters in her recently completed novel, FINDING ONGS HAT. She teaches writing at Brookdale Community College in NJ where she chairs the Visiting Writers Series.