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Yearly Archives: 2018

Carry Shubert

Part postcard home, part visitors’ guide, part People’s History of the United States, Laura Madeline Wiseman’s poems split open America with an observer’s care. A bicyclist rides the open road with no windshield, and this chronicler pockets lists of lost objects, animals, weathers, geologies, customs, body pains, and the mind’s relentless thoughts. Wiseman has a…
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Carry Oleson

“The road is empty and there’s so much here.” With its biting flies, granny gears, and a proliferation of mysterious spoons, Laura Madeline Wiseman’s What a Bicycle Can Carry is at turns fiercely melancholic and playful, a generous meditation on the intersection of self and place that stitches one moment/image/sensation to the next. Wiseman’s chronicle…
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Carry Reddy

Laura Madeline Wiseman’s What a Bicycle Can Carry shows the beauty that can be made by attending to what’s been disregarded, overlooked, and cast off. Though the structure of the book – a trek across America by bicycle, with sections giving the names of states and poems defined by the day of the trip and…
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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,…
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