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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Journey Franklin

Laura Madeline Wiseman’s astonishing new full-length collection, Journey to Nowhere, is a meditation on hunger, both physical and mental. She skillfully weaves prose poems and lyrics together in this collection to accomplish what poets have been doing since the beginning of language and Whitman so aptly described. “We sing songs of ourselves” she declares in…

Journey Meiners

There’s always movement afoot in Laura Madeline Wiseman’s words. Even when a speaker in a poem seems stuck, longing for the next thing or repainting a scene from way back when. In body and mind, Madeline takes you on these journeys, however mournful or hopeful, landing you softly somewhere, grateful for the ride. —William Meiners

Journey Harrison

Laura Madeline Wiseman refabricates spaces natural, manmade, and mystical, voice urgent, unrelenting. Vital lines, fragmentation, and shifting form call upon readers to consider submission and redemption, to reimagine “warrior,” to see and re-see “nowhere.” To read Journey to Nowhere is to relearn breath and touch. —Janine Harrison

Journey Sachs

Poets are wanderers and wonder-makers at heart. In Journey to Nowhere, Laura Madeline Wiseman takes the reader on a simultaneously transcendent and embodied journey through poverty, yoga poses and philosophy, and to islands yet to be named. She writes, “Our aim is to be great, to become half something else,” and through these poems we…