Lorine's cabin water lily

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The Summer issue of the Solitary Plover is now available here.

Saturday November 8, from 1:45- 3pm, The Solitary Plovers will meet to study Lorine Niedecker's "Will You Write Me a Christmas Poem?" Karla Manternach, a local freelance writer and novelist from Fort Atkinson, will be facilitating the session which will meet at 428 E. Sherman Avenue. The public is welcome and there is no charge for attending. Copies of the poem will be provided. For more information contact Margaret Schroeder at 920-563-1482.

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!



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.




I’ve been away from poetry
many months

and now must rake leaves
with nothing blowing

between your house
and mine


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