Lorine's cabin water lily

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The next Third Thursday poetry event will take place on April 17. Our featured poet will be Marilyn Taylor.

The Winter 2014 issue of The Solitary Plover is now available here.

Check out the new "Virtual Library" of Lorine Niedecker's personal books.

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

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The 2014 Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival is scheduled for October 10 & 11. More information will be available beginning this summer.

 

 

Young Lorine
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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.

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I’ve been away from poetry
many months

and now must rake leaves
with nothing blowing

between your house
and mine

 

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Lake Superior American lake series - Ft. Atkinson

Lake Superior American lake series - Ft. Atkinson