The next Third Thursday poetry event will take place on March 20. Our featured poet will be Jean Preston. Read more about her here.
The Winter 2014 issue of The Solitary Plover is now available here.
Check out the new "Virtual Library" of Lorine Niedecker's personal books.
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.
I’ve been away from poetry
and now must rake leaves
with nothing blowing
between your house