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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Women Write Resistance anthology now available from Hyacinth Girl Press.

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New Book

Drink explores what terrorizes us, be they forgotten messages, murdered sisters, or women living in water.

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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 poetry in Writing in the Schools and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska.

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Steel Pen Panel on Historical (Re)tell: The Writing and Craft of Telling Retellings of the Historic

This weekend, I’m attended the Steel Pen Conference in Indiana. I’m really excited about speaking in the panel “Historical (Re)tell: The Writing and Craft of…Read More »

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Woman Made Gallery Reading
October 11
Chicago, IL

The Traveling Molly's Reading Series
7 October 12
Forest Park, IL

The Nebraska Book Awards
Nebraska Library Commission
2:30 November 14
Omaha, NE

Dynamic Duos: Collaborations
2016 AWP Conference
March 30-April 2, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Raising Lilly Ledbetter
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
April 14-17, 2016
Washington, DC

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