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What Region? monograph launch with Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes.

Come celebrate the launch of What Region?, a biannual series of pamphlets published by the Friends of Lorine Niedecker. To kick off the series, Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes will read from their own monograph, Increase Lapham & Lorine Niedecker. The event will be Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Read more about the monograph project here.

Finally, photos from the 2014 Poetry Festival have been posted!

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

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

 

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The land of four o’clocks is here
the five of us together
    looking for our supper.
Half past endive, quarter to beets,
seven milks, ten cents cheese,
    lost, our land, forever.

 

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Lake Superior Canada and Minnesota '66

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