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Submissions to the Summer 2017 issue of the Solitary Plover are now being accepted. The deadline is June 16. You will find the submission guidelines here.


The schedule for the 2017 Lorine Niedecker WI Poetry Festival is available here.


Missing Niedecker archive items are returned to the Hoard Museum in Fort Atkinson. Details here.


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

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Lorine in Milwaukee 1964
Lorine in Milwaukee 1964 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

 

poetry

There’s a better shine
on the pendulum
than is on my hair
and many times
         . .    . .
I’ve seen it there.

 

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Lake Superior Canada and Minnesota '66

Lake Superior Canada and Minnesota '66