Branding Girls delves into consumerism, brands, and advertising while using the ekphrasis to respond to contemporary women artists and their work Laura Madeline Wiseman s brave new book, Branding Girls, offers us a mercurial and unflinching exploration of the commodification of the body, reduced to a vessel of projections, to a commercial brand, naturally, but also wearing the brand, the wound of the animal possessed And with possession comes the animation, the childlike doll play, the habitation by foreign spirits Part of the power and pathos of these investigations lies in their restraint and tonal complexity, the asbestos of their wit, the intelligence of detail that illuminates even as it mystifies the closeness with which objectification haunts the desiring imagination A rare thing This book will widen the gaze that reads it Bruce Bond, author of Radiography and Peal Brand as in a mark Branded as in burned on an animal, a criminal, someone enslaved Branding as in a trademarking, a commodification In Laura Madeline Wiseman s terrifying Branding Girls , the poet demonstrates that our femininity is defined by advertising, name brands, and material desires From the figure of the Japanese elevator girls, we learn that contemporary women are in danger of becoming a series of negations Not geisha Not madams Not call girls or masseuses Not school girls in pleated skirts I love this collection for the same reasons I love TV s Mad Men its elegance, its dark humor, and its pain Jehanne Dubrow, author of Stateside and From the Fever World New Download Kindle ePUB Branding Girls by Laura Madeline Wiseman – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Laura Madeline Wiseman s latest books are Velocipede, published by Stephen F Austin State University Press and Through A Certain Forest published by BlazeVOX books Her collaboratively written chapbook with Andrea Blythe, Every Girl Becomes the Wolf is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.She is also the author of the full length collections of poetry An Apparently Impossible Adventure BlazeVOX books , 2016 , Drink BlazeVOX books , 2015 , Wake Aldrich Press, 2015 , Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience Lavender Ink, 2014 , American Galactic Martian Lit, 2014 , Queen of the Platform Anaphora Literary Press, 2013 and Sprung San Francisco Bay Press, 2012.Her collaborative books are People Like Cats with Chuka Susan Chesney, Red Dashboard, LCC in 2016 , Leaves of Absence with artist Sally Deskins Red Dashboard, LCC, 2016 , The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters with artist Lauren Rinaldi Les Femmes Folles, 2015, and Intimates and Fools Les Femmes Folles, 2014 with artist Sally Deskins Her flash novel is The Bottle Opener Red Dashboard, LCC 2014.Her letterpress books are Unclose The Door Gold Quoin Press, 2012 and Farm Hands Gold Quoin Press, 2012 Her 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 Writing Knights Press, 2013 , She Who Loves Her Father Dancing Girl Press, 2012 , Branding Girls Finishing Line Press, 2011 , Ghost Girl Pudding House, 2010 , and My Imaginary Dancing Girl Press, 2010 Her early DIY chapbooks include Plastic Matches 2002 She is also the editor of Bared Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017 and Women Write Resistance Poets Resist Gender Violence Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013 Her work has appeared in Margie, Prairie Schooner, Arts Letters, Feminist Studies, Mid American Review, Blackbird, 13th Moon, Cream City Review, Poet Loreand elsewhere Awards and grants include the Academy of American Poets Award and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation grant Currently, she teaches writing at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
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