Award-winning writer, teacher
and scholar


Laura Madeline Wiseman's book Velocipede, published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, is a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist. Her book Leaves of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affection with artist Sally Deskins published by Red Dashboard, is an Honor Book for the 2017 Nebraska Book Award. She is the editor of the anthology Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts published by Les Femmes Folles Books. Her recent book is Through a Certain Forest published by BlazeVOX [books]. Read more 

Featured Books

  • A Bicycle’s Echo

    New from Red Dashboard, this illustrated linked-collection of essays brings together cycling and a love for dogs.

  • Every Girl Becomes the Wolf

    Collaboratively written with Andrea Blythe, this forthcoming chapbook from Finishing Line Press explores the received images of the feminine in fairy tales.

  • Velocipede

    A 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist for Sports, Velocipede is a poetry collection about bicycles inspired by RAGBRAI.


Upcoming Events

  • 1
    February 2018
    Voices from the Plains, Mo Java
    Lincoln, NE
  • 28
    october 2017
    Steel Pen Creative Writers’ Conference, "Weaving Writers, Weaving Words", Fair Oaks, IN
  • 30
    october 2017
    Nasty Women Poets Anthology Reading, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 3-4
    november 2017
    C. D. Wright Women Writers Conference, "Reaching Out", Conway, AR

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