Lorine's cabin water lily

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The 2015 Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 & 17. This is the schedule. Here are the presenters. Event details are available here.


The Summer 2015 issue of the Solitary Plover is now available.


The first two "What Region?" monographs are now available for sale through Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Increase Lapham and Lorine Niedecker by Martha Bergland & Paul Hayes and Lorine Niedecker's Century 1903-2003 by Jenny Penberthy.


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

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Lorine's cabin on Blackhawk Island
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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



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


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