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We've posted some photos from the 2016 Lorine Niedecker WI Poetry Festival. Take a look.


 

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

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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
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P.O. Box 2454
West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303
email: poetry@sover.net

 

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For best work
you ought to put forth
       some effort
       to stand
in north woods
among birch

 

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[Scrapbook of Lorine Niedecker's on travels in 1967-68 to Lake Superior, Michigan, Canada, North Dakota, and Minnesota]

[Scrapbook of Lorine Niedecker's on travels in 1967-68 to Lake Superior, Michigan, Canada, North Dakota, and Minnesota]