New Chapbook

Threnody traces myths where death assumes the form of mother, sister, and girl.

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Art & Fiction

The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters is a new collaborative book with artist Lauren Rinaldi.

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New Book

Who is female death and how do we meet her? Learn in WAKE.

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Flash Novel

The Bottle Opener traces the trajectory of drift bottles and a marriage in Red Dashboard's Dime Novel Series.

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Women Write Resistance anthology now available from Hyacinth Girl Press.

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Watch poems on YouTube from recent readings.

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Laura Madeline Wiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of the full-length poetry collections Drink (BlazeVOX Books, 2015), Wake (Aldrich Press, 2015), American Galactic (Martian Lit, 2014), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen of the Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), and Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012). Her dime novel is The Bottle Opener (Red Dashboard, 2014). She is also the author of two letterpress books, nine chapbooks, and the collaborative books The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2015) with artist Lauren Rinaldi and Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) with artist Sally Deskins. She is the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013).

She has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in English and a M.A. from the University of Arizona in women's studies. Currently, she teaches English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska.

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the chapbook interview: Cat Dixon on writing Eva Braun, wife of Hitler

How did you become fascinated with Eva Braun? About 15 years ago I read The Fuhrer’s Bunker by W.D. Snodgrass. This collection contains poems from…Read More »

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The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters
Lowered Expectations Show
February 13 – March 13
The Apollon

Friday the 13th Feminism Reading
7pm March 13th
Connect Gallery
3901 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68105

Red Dashboard Reading Series @ PA
Fox Chase Review Reading Series
1pm March 21
Ryerss Museum and Library

Book Reading & Art
3pm March 22nd
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Art + Poetry: A LFF Salon
7 pm March 23
Sally Deskins Studio
Morgantown, WV

Reading in the Blue Room
7pm March 25
White Ripple Gallery
Hammond, Indiana

Dramatic Monologues in Poetry
College English Association, 2015
11pm March 26

Prairie Fields Creative Writing Workshop & Reading
1-7:30 March 28
Hammond, Indiana

"B Words" Panel
2015 AWP Conference & Bookfair
3:00-4:15 pm, April 11, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

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