The Friends of Lorine Niedecker and Write On, Door County are pleased to announce the selection of Michigan poet Lauren Carlson as the first recipient of the Lorine Niedecker Fellowship. The fellowship provides a two-week residency, one week at Write On, located on Wisconsin’s northeast peninsula, and one in Niedecker’s hometown of Fort Atkinson, WI, along with a $1,000 award and a travel stipend.  Carlson was selected from a pool of 11 candidates representing six states. Katherine Yets of St. Francis, WI, and Kasey Jueds of Shokan, NY, were named honorable mentions.