Stranger Still by Laura Madeline Wiseman



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.

–Jeff Hecker

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Cast in the light of eerie Area 51 telecasts and atmospheric static, Laura Madeline Wiseman‘s poems exist and revel in strangeness–of our selves, our domesticities, our bodies, the huge midwestern sky. Each poem touches, with both humor and wonder, our sense of human-ness (not necessarily the same thing as “humanity”) and what that means in the light of such strangeness…

–Kristy Bowen

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Stranger Still

by Laura Madeline Wiseman

$14, paper

Laura Madeline Wiseman has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches English and creative writing. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including the full-length book Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012) the letterpress books Unclose the Door (Gold Quoin Press, 2012) and Farm Hands (Gold Quoin Press, 2012), and the chapbooks She Who Loves Her Father (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), Branding Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Ghost Girl (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and My Imaginary (Dancing Girl Press, 2010). She is also the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her writings have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Margie, Arts & Letters, Poet Lore, and Feminist Studies. She has received honors from the Academy of American Poets and the Wurlitzer Foundation.

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