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

Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience from Lavender Ink.

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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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Laura Madeline Wiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of the full-length poetry collections 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 book 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). Her newest book is the collaborative collection of short stories The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2015) with artist Lauren Rinaldi.

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 chapbooks, lit mags, and zines that Porkbelly Press makes are gorgeous—beautiful cover art, lovely interior and exterior design, well-made bindings, and an overall press…Read More »

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

Anti-Love Reading
7 pm Monday, Feb 16
The Apollon

Gender and Violence: Analysis and Action
Engaged Citizenship Conference
February 28
Drake University
Des Moines, IA

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

Blotterature Lit Mag Reading
7pm March 25
White Ripple Gallery
Hammond, Indiana
Lavender Ink Press Reading

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

IWC Turn the Knob Adult 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
Room L100 B&C, Lower Level
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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