Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience

Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience By Laura Madeline Wiseman, Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience In this campy contemporary retelling of the Bluebeard myth Laura Madeline Wiseman charts the love of three sisters who each marry the same man upon the demise of the sister who preceded her Bluebear
  • Title: Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience
  • Author: Laura Madeline Wiseman
  • ISBN: 9781935084334
  • Page: 280
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  • Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience By Laura Madeline Wiseman, In this campy, contemporary retelling of the Bluebeard myth, Laura Madeline Wiseman charts the love of three sisters who each marry the same man upon the demise of the sister who preceded her Bluebeard is usually framed as a story of blood and gore, but Wiseman focuses on the love each of his unfortunate wives felt, the first blush of romance and young marriage, the complIn this campy, contemporary retelling of the Bluebeard myth, Laura Madeline Wiseman charts the love of three sisters who each marry the same man upon the demise of the sister who preceded her Bluebeard is usually framed as a story of blood and gore, but Wiseman focuses on the love each of his unfortunate wives felt, the first blush of romance and young marriage, the complicated turns of mature desire and the past we bring into our present affections Praise for Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and DisobedienceSome Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience is an ingenious narrative of poems that transposes the Bluebeard myth to our contemporary lives with a chilling authenticity The juxtapositions of desire and danger, trust and betrayal, innocence and cunning all seem absolutely modern, as if they could be happening down the street or in our own lives, even as we recognize their ancient, terrible truths Laura Madeline Wiseman s command of the language and balance between irony and dead seriousness is pitch perfect and this is a haunting book Ellen BassWhat happens when a woman dares to enter forbidden spaces Tucked into legend, the poems in this collection shift from sensual to sexy and from enchanting to haunting, as they explore the question Laura Madeline Wiseman is both poet and storyteller, deftly moving back and forth through time, weaving breathtaking parts into a heart stopping whole Tania RochellePredicated on the Bluebeard tale, Wiseman weaves a contemporary mythology that reaches deeply and pervasively into the very human psychology and psychosis we name love These poems traverse a dark storm of sexuality the forbidden, the cruel, the guilty pleasures Lunacy and denial pulse mysteriously as mating ritual, as in these lines from Solo Artist, Another Late Wife and she pretends for a moment that this cheap condo is Carnegie Hall and his hands that rain down on her are applause Control and conviction are knives bladed as sharply as the key to truth Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience is erotic, disturbing, and utterly compelling This collection, the stuff of nightmarish transformations, may cause you to see an altered face when you gaze in your day lit mirror Lana Hechtman AyersWiseman s imagination is expansive, sultry, and wild Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience is a masterpiece of antonyms Wiseman s speaker first appears to be a traditional woman married, want of secrets, but curious and complex Like many women, she wrestles with society s fetters, which is easily identifiable and sympathetic It is in this way she acts as a great literary heroine the reader, perhaps lost themselves, roots for her to find her footing Just as we think we have her understood, the book quickly transforms from a biography of a marriage into a lesson in the subversive Wiseman s speaker does reference work in the taboo She struggles with the direction of her sexuality, fidelity, even marrying her late sister s dangerous husband seems to be out of her control She has simultaneous desires to be dominant, to be taken, to be voyeur watched, to be pursued left alone, to be safe, to be killed Ultimately, this book begs the question how well can we ever know those closest to us And perhaps importantly, how well can we ever know ourselves Danielle SellersDrawing from Bluebeard and other renderings of misogynistic myth, Wiseman captures the universal experience of love skewed by an imbalance of power Seduction, eroticism, betrayal, self knowledge in the aftermath it s all here in this beautiful book, in fierce, aching lines chiseled with elegance and compression Rebecca Foust
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    1. Laura Madeline Wiseman

      Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of 26 books and chapbooks Her latest books are Velocipede, published by Stephen F Austin State University Press and Through A Certain Forest published by BlazeVOX books.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 Lore and 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.

    168 thoughts on “Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience”

    1. I adored this collection of poems from the first page to the last Each line was compelling and the characters were so very potent and quirky Wiseman goes into depth over desire and betrayal, devastation and euphoria Phenomenal read I d highly recommend it to anyone


    2. Some months ago, I read Laura Madeline Wiseman s chapbook, HIS LATE WIVES , which was a shorter version of this recently published poetry collection I very much enjoyed that chapbook s multicolored blue innards and here is the potential book blurb I wrote, related to those innards Inspired by the tales of Bluebeard, but offering her own uniquely spooky and contemporary multifaceted twists and turns, Laura Madeline Wiseman s, His Late Wives got my head spinning and swooning Cocteau Twins sounds w [...]


    3. In this smart, daring, and necessary retelling of the bluebeard myth, we re offered the stories of three of bluebeard s wives plus a chorus like account from his previously murdered mates The first bride falls in love, is trusting, sweet, and finds, unfortunately the contents of Bluebeard s locked room to her own demise Consider the poems Marriage, Endless Blue , or Lawn Husbandry where she watches with bemusement as her new mate mows the lawn rather then letting it grow a little wild The second [...]


    4. Laura Madeline Wiseman s brilliant new collection of poetry, Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience Lavender Ink, 2014 , explores the enmeshments of independence and captivity, love and betrayal, death and desire.


    5. You ve heard the stories two children lost out in the woods, little girl in a red hooded cloak, three little pigs we all have And, admittedly, I have red many poetry collections whether or not intentionally that focus exclusively on the fairy tale, though I have never read a collection that so keenly focuses on one single fairy tale as Laura Madeline Wiseman has here with Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience Her exploration of Bluebeard through his wives is all at once emotionally st [...]


    6. I was lucky enough to have the chance to read HIS LATE WIVES, a chapbook which forms part of this collection Here s what I wrote as a blurb for that chapbook The poems in His Late Wives offer us the key to a room and dare us to look inside Afraid as we might be should be of what we will see, we have no choice but to open the door In these poems, Laura Madeline Wiseman offers a tender, clear eyed exploration of the mysteries of love, marriage, intimacy, the human heart and the violence that hides [...]


    7. Wiseman s retelling of the Bluebeard tale and placing it in the modern world of Midwestern America is nothing short of brilliant It is often grim and bewildering, at times wryly funny and at others bizarre It is often very disturbing Wiseman s free verse is elegant and very down to earth and I found myself often nodding my head yes The rope does clack against the flagpole Or tornadoes do wobble This book was nominated for the 2016 Elgin Award given by the Science Fiction Poetry Association Altho [...]



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