Lecturer

Degrees

PhD, English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
MA, Women’s Studies, University of Arizona, 2004
BS, English Literature and Women’s Studies, Iowa State University, 2002

Professional Areas of Specialty and Interest

  • Creative writing (poetry, personal essay)
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Women writers
  • Women and gender studies

Courses Taught

Advanced Poetry Writing
Poetry Writing
Writing Poetry: Women’s Poetry
Introduction to Creative Writing
Women in Popular Culture
Twentieth Century Women Writers
Introduction to Literature
Writing: Inquiry
Writing: Rhetoric
Writing & Communities
Writing: Rhetoric and Reading

Selected Publications

Books and Chapbooks—poetry

The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales – Les Femmes Folles Books (forthcoming)
Threnody
– Porkbelly Press (forthcoming)
American Galactic 
– Martian Lit Books, 2014
Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience
– Lavender Ink, 2014
Intimates and Fools
– Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014
Spindrift – Dancing Girl Press, 2014
Queen of the Platform – Anaphora Literary Press, 2013
Stranger Still – Finishing Line Press, 2013
First Wife – Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013
Unclose the Door – Gold Quoin Press, 2012
Sprung - San Francisco Bay Press, 2012
She Who Loves Her Father – Dancing Girl Press, 2012
Farm Hands – Gold Quoin Press, 2012
Branding Girls - Finishing Line Press, 2011
Ghost Girl - Pudding House, 2010
My Imaginary - Dancing Girl Press, 2010

Edited Anthologies

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence – Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013

Selected Journal Publications

Poems in: Margie, Feminist Studies, Poet Lore, Cream City Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Raintown Review, The Fence, Mississippi Review, Cider Press Review, and others

Stories and Essays in: Mid-American Review, Arts & Letters, 13th Moon, Blackbird, American Short Fiction, Spittoon, Pebble Lake Review, and others

Reviews in: Prairie Schooner, Valparaiso Poetry Review, 42Opus, and others

Selected Articles/Chapters

Family Myths, Suffragist Ancestors, and the Scrapbook of a Nineteenth Century Poetess Or How to Find a Topic for the Dissertation.” Mythology and Modern Women Poets. Harris, Colleen, Ed. New York: McFarland, 2015. (forthcoming)

“Social Media for Readers and Writers” with Adam Wagler. Technology in the Literature Class: Assignments and Materials. Tim Hetland, Ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2015. (forthcoming)

“Dear Diary: Violence, Confession, and Creative Writing Pedagogies.” Dispatches from the Classroom: Graduate Student Essays on Creative Writing Pedagogy. Dave Yost, Joe Rein, and Chris Drew, Eds. New York: Continuum Press, 2011.

Selected Journal Publications

Poems in: Margie, Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review, The Fence, Mississippi Review, Cider Press Review, and others
Stories and Essays in: Arts & Letters, 13th Moon, Blackbird, American Short Fiction, Pebble Lake Review, and others

Honors and Awards

Academy of American Poets Award, Mari Sandoz Award, Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship, Center for Great Plains Studies Grant, Louise Van Sickle Fellowship, Louise Pound Fellowship, Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship, Pushcart Prize Nominee, Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky Prize semifinalist

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Laura Madeline Wiseman
Lecturer
320 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
madeline@huskers.unl.edu