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The 2015 Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 & 17.

The next meeting of the Solitary Plover Study Group will be Saturday, March 28 at 1:45 pm. Michael Nickel-Wisdom will lead the discussion of Synamism from Collected Works.

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

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Lorine in Milwaukee 1964
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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

 

poetry

Don’t shoot the rail!
Let your grandfather rest!
Tho he sees your wild eyes
he’s falling asleep,
his long-billed pipe
on his red-brown vest.

 

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Lake Superior American lake series - Ft. Atkinson

Lake Superior American lake series - Ft. Atkinson