Award-winning writer, teacher
and scholar

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, betrayal, and grief, she writes poems which are haunting and powerful, sometimes heartbreaking and always truthful. These are poems of the human spirit, written with a clear eye and a compassionate heart.

– Lucy Adkins