Lorine Niedecker Birthday Celebration at Woodland Pattern
Celebrate Lorine's birthday on Thursday, May 12, 7:00 pm at the Woodland Pattern Book Center at 720 E. Locust Street in Milwaukee. Poet and publisher David Wilk will converse about his 40-plus years involvement with Niedecker's work. Reception to follow.
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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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.
Lake Superior Canada and Minnesota '66