Nancy Shea, a member of the Friends of Lorine Niedecker and the Solitary Plovers recently compiled a list of books mentioned by Lorine in her correspondence with Louis Zukofsky. You can view it here now. Last summer she did the same with Lorine's letters to Cid Corman. You can view that list here. Both lists will be permanently available in the database under the "research" menu.
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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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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