Laura Madeline Wiseman

Instructor, Women’s and Gender Studies Profile Image
Instructor, Women’s and Gender Studies Women's & Gender Studies

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of more than a dozen books and chapbooks and the editor Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her books are American Galactic (Martian Lit Books, 2014), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen of the Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), and Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012). Her newest book is the dime flash novel The Bottle Opener (Red Dashboard, 2014). With artist Sally Deskins, her collaborative book is Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014). She is also the author of two letterpress books, Unclose the Door (Gold Quoin Press, 2012) and Farm Hands (Gold Quoin Press, 2012). Her nine chapbooks are Threnody (Porkbelly Press, 2014) Spindrift (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), Stranger Still (Finishing Line Press, 2013),  First Wife (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013), Men and Their Whims (WK Pressmen, 2013), She Who Loves Her Father (Dancing Girl Press2012),  Branding Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Ghost Girl (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and My Imaginary (Dancing Girl Press, 2010). 

Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Margie, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Arts & Letters, Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Thirteenth Moon, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She has received an Academy of American Poets Award, a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award, a Will P. Jupiter Award, a Susan Atefact Peckham Fellowship, a Louise Van Sickle Fellowship, several Pushcart Prize nominations, and grants from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Focus for the Arts, the Center for the Great Plains Studies, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.

She has a masters from the University of Arizona in Women's Studies and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska in English.  Currently, she teaches English and women's and gender studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln