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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Men Adkins

Laura Madeline Wiseman is a poet of great courage and intelligence; and in this remarkable new book, she invites us to pass through a window to a time during and around the Civil War, when the machinery of death touched almost everyone. Against this backdrop and working with the subjects of forbidden love, lost love,…

Men Reichard

In Men and Their Whims, Laura Madeline Wiseman digs deep into the lives of 19th century lecturer and poet Matilda Fletcher and her brother, George W. Felts. Borrowing from the official record and adding to it her own powerful voice, Wiseman uncovers two equally important manifestations of history: the stories and anecdotes that comprise the…

Stranger Hecker

Wiseman lunges toward unfamiliar space(ships) like she’s catching a well-timed airport taxi. Her enthusiasm is pandemic yet it shouldn’t be quarantined. The alien life appearing in the poems of Stranger Still is met with the compassion best friends exhibit before they’ve disappointed one another. There’s an intergalactic chance they’ll never disappoint. – Jeffrey Hecker

First Brown

Such is Sander’s lovely cover art, a woman adorned with a green snake tattoo on her arm rejecting cultural standards, sitting solo, worn from the plight, but not undone. Wiseman too not only challenges women’s status quo using this historical figure, but its validity. First Wife not only offers a deep, dark reinvented modern classic…