Laura Madeline Wiseman’s recent books are An Apparently Impossible Adventure (BlazeVOX [books]), Wake (Aldrich Press), and Leaves of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affection(Red Dashboard). Her collaborative book Intimates and Fools with Sally Deskins is 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 holds a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has received an Academy of American Poets Award, a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award, and the Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship. She teaches women’s and gender studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center’s online writing program.