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Lara  Glenum 
Associate Professor
Master's Degree: University of Virginia
PhD: University of Georgia
Phone: (225) 578-2828
Office: 210-C




Lara Glenum is the author of five books of poetry: The Hounds of No, Maximum Gaga, Pop Corpse, All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums, and the forthcoming Junk Shot. She is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics, an anthology of contemporary women’s poetry and visual art, and the upcoming digital second edition, Electric Gurlesque. She was a keynote speaker at the International Gurlesque Festival in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013. Her poems have recently been included in The Best American Experimental Poetry and the &NOW Awards, Vol. 3. She has served for five years as the director of Delta Mouth, a national literary festival, and curates multiple reading series, including Readers & Writers.

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Area of Interest



Creative writing; 20th and 21st Century poetry and poetics; transmedia writing; hybrid forms; performance art; collaborative art; theory and craft of translation; International Modernism and the Avant-Garde; literature and the visual arts; gender studies

Awards & Honors



• TAF Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, LSU (2013)
• Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, LSU (2010)
• Manship Summer Research Fellowship, LSU (2010)
• NEA Translation Fellowship partner (with Josef Horacek) (2009)
• Ideas for Creative Exploration Collaborative Arts Grant (2008)
• Hugh Kenner Travel Grant, Czech Republic (2006)
• Fulbright Fellowship, Czech Republic (2000)




• “Welcome to the Gurlesque.” Jacket 40 (2010).
• “A Poem Is a Skin That Ruptures,” VOLTA (2011)
Curriculum Vitae