Sally Deskins is an artist and writer focusing on womanhood, motherhood and the body. She is founding editor of Les Femmes Folles, an organization supporting women in art. She illustrated Intimates and Fools, a Les Femmes Folles Book, with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman, in 2014. You can visit her at  The present work is from a collaborative project with Laura Madeline Wiseman titled Leave of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affections. 

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of the full-length poetry collections Drink (BlazeVOX Books, 2015), Wake (Aldrich Press, 2015), American Galactic (Martian Lit, 2014), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen of the Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), and Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012). Her dime novel is The Bottle Opener (Red Dashboard, 2014). She is also the author of two letterpress books, nine chapbooks, and the collaborative books The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2015) with artist Lauren Rinaldi and Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) with artist Sally Deskins. She is the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013).



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