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 English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska.

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the chapbook interview: Greg Kosmicki on death, work, and the writing life

In The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux write, “Each of us has our own relationship to death, a relationship that starts in childhood…Read More »

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Prairie Fields Writing Workshop
1pm March 28
Innovation Center
Hammond, Indiana

Festival of Language
6:15 pm, April 8, 2015
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

Cherry Tree Launch Party
7:00 pm, TApril 9, 2015
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Lavender Ink and Gold Wake Press Reading
7pm, April 10th, 2015
501 South Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN

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

Women Write Resistance
7 pm, April 11th, 2015
501 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

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