The Dwight Foster Public Library is celebrating 100 years with a dedication of our Literary Landmark status on Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm. Local poet Lorine Niedecker worked at the Dwight Foster Library and the landmark acknowledges her importance and connection with the library. We have a great lineup of citizens to read a few of Lorine's poems and then we will celebrate with cake. Join us!
The Winter 2016 issue of the Solitary Plover is now available.
Margot Peters biography of Lorine, "Lorine Niedecker: a Poet's Life" is available here.
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:
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Good deed, my
love. The ele-
ment of folk-
are my past
said her arms
Rock me out.
Lake Superior Canada and Minnesota '66