Lorine's cabin water lily

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Submissions are now be accepted for the Winter issue of the Solitary Plover. The deadline is Monday, Jan. 5. Please review our submission guidelines here.

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!

 

 

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The "cottage" where Lorine and Al lived on Blackhawk Island. 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

 

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Not all harsh sounds displease—
Yellowhead blackbirds cough
            through reeds and fronds
as through pronged bronze

 

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