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Great Mauricio

In her latest book, Great River Legs, Laura Madeline Wiseman takes you on an intimate journey as she weaves in and out of a cross-country, long-distance bike ride. In this beautifully curated book that includes prose poetry, creative non-fiction and found poetry, Wiseman embraces the many parts of herself—cyclist, data collector, meditation practitioner, nature lover,…
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Great Dubrow

In Great River Legs, Laura Madeline Wiseman measures the weeks in papers graded, classes taught, but also in miles ridden alongside rivers, lengths of the journey called “legs.” The book’s great subject is as much the making of narrative as it is an exploration of geography. Are our stories circular, spinning like wheels on a…
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Safety Krcmarik

Laura Madeline Wiseman’s Safety Measures poignantly recounts her experiences making the daunting 4,300-mile journey from Washington to Maine – alone. She writes almost lyrically about her inner thoughts and concerns as she encounters the inevitable obstacles of taking such an epic journey as a woman alone on the often dangerous and unforgiving road. Filled with…
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Safety Richter

Safety Measures by Laura Madeline Wiseman documents the wanderlust of a woman and her bicycle.  Moments of tangible fear, joy and exhaustion inch you closer to understanding both the ride and the desire to ride. An empowering book of perseverance, reflection and occasional calamity, Safety Measures will leave you wondering what you are capable of...and…
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