America's Greatest Unknown Poet: Lorine Niedecker Reminiscences, Photographs, Letters and Her Most Memorable Poems

America's Greatest Unknown Poet: Lorine Niedecker Reminiscences, Photographs, Letters and Her Most Memorable Poems

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Overview

Lorine Niedecker was the shy daughter of a Wisconsin carp fisherman who lived much of her life beside a flooding river in a barren cottage without electricity or running water. She worked as a cleaning woman scrubbing floors in a hospital and, unknown to most neighbors and acquaintances, wrote fierce poetry which today stands alongside the work of Emily Dickinson and William Carlos Williams. Through her letters, interviews of those who knew her, photographs and her poems we can arrive at a deeper understanding of Niedecker's work as well as better appreciate that relationship between writing and the lives we live and the places where we live them.

Author Bio<.b>
John Lehman is the founder and original publisher of Rosebud. He is also the poetry editor of the Wisconsin Academy Review. His own poetry collections include Shrine of the Tooth Fairy, Dogs Dream of Running and Shorts, Brief Wisconsin Poems. He, his wife and their four dogs live in Rockdale, the smallest incorporated village in Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974172804
Publisher: Wilde, Zelda Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Lehman is the founder of Rosebud magazine and the poetry editor of the Wisconsin Academy Review. He is the author of the poetry collections Dogs Dream of Running and Shorts. He is a regular instructor at the Loft in Minnesota and the Clearing in Wisconsin. He lives in Cambridge, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword--"So You've Found Me Out!"11
Timeline--Lorine Niedecker's Life16
1Enough to Carry Me Thru19
2And Town Changed Us Too29
3The Influence of Inference39
4At the Close--Someone49
5A Pencil for a Wing Bone63
6To Weep a Deep Trickle77
Bibliography--Lorine Niedecker Books83
AppendixTouring Blackhawk Island85
Discussion Guide--To Make a Poem Your Own89

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