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Nancy Shea, a member of the Friends of Lorine Niedecker and the Solitary Plovers recently compiled a list of books mentioned by Lorine in her correspondence with Louis Zukofsky. You can view it here now. Last summer she did the same with Lorine's letters to Cid Corman. You can view that list here. Both lists will be permanently available in the database under the "research" menu.


Margot Peters biography of Lorine, "Lorine Niedecker: a Poet's Life" is available here.

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The 2014 Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival was a great success. Photos will be posted soon!



Photo of Blackhawk Island Road on the way to Lorine's house.
Photo of Blackhawk Island Road on the way to Lorine's house. more photos

Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) is a twentieth-century, second-wave, Modern American poet often identified with the Objectivists. Living most of her life on the shores of the Rock River near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, she is perhaps best known as a poet of place who wrote about the Blackhawk Island that she loved. Her work, however, ranges from modernist folk poetry (NEW GOOSE, 1946) to haiku-like forms to long poems like "Lake Superior" and "Wintergreen Ridge" (NORTH CENTRAL, 1968). She is admired for the subtlety of her tightly crafted, nuanced and deliciously ironic poems, as well as for her total devotion to her calling. more


Poems and archive materials on this site used    by permission of Lorine Niedecker's literary executor:

Bob Arnold
Longhouse, publishers & booksellers
P.O. Box 2454
West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303
email: poetry@sover.net



Hi, Hot-and-Humid

That June she's a lush

Marshmushing, frog bickering
moon pooling, green gripping

keep cool


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