Five Poems – Laura Madeline Wiseman

Not Catatonic

Naming Cats

Teaming Cats


Pet Rocks


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Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of An Apparently Impossible Adventure (BlazeVOX [books]) and Leaves of Absence (Red Dashboard). She is also the author of Drink (BlazeVOX [books]), winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Bronze Book Award and Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles) with artist Sally Brown Deskins, an Honor Book for the 2015 Nebraska Book Award. Her essay on long distance cycling “Seven Cities of Good” is an honorable mention for the Pacific Literary Review‘s 2015 Creative Nonfiction Award. She teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.