Lake Superioris a compilation of writings around Lorine Niedecker's poem of the same titlestrata that inform the poem's ecological and historical resonance.
Lorine Niedecker was a major American poet often connected with the Objectivists. She lived in Wisconsin from 1903 to 1970.
From Lake Superior Country :
Every bit of you is a bit of the earth . . .
Sohere we go. Maybe as rocks and I pass each other I could say how-do-you-do to an agate.
Niedecker [is] one of the most important and original poets of this past century. August Kleinzahler,London Review of Books
Table of Contents:
Lake Superior” by Lorine Niedecker
Lake Superior Country, a journal by Lorine Niedecker
Niedecker and the Evolutional Sublime” by Douglas Crase
Three Letters from Lorine Niedecker to Cid Corman
Excerpt fromBack Roads to Far Townsby Basho and trans. by Cid Corman
Tour 14A” fromWisconsin, A Guide to the Badger State
On a Monument to the Pigeon” by Aldo Leopold
Excerpt from the writings of Pierre Esprit Radisson
Excerpt from the writings of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Lorine Niedecker was born in Wisconsin in 1903 and lived there until her death in 1970. She was a major American poet often connected with the Objectivists. Among her published work isNew Goose(1946),My Friend Tree(1961),North Central(1968),T&G: Collected Poems, 1936-1966(1969),My life by water: Collected Poems, 1936-1968(1970),Blue Chicory(1976),From This Condensery(1985), andThe Granite Pail(1985). Niedecker'sCollected Workswas published by the University of California Press in 2004.
A reader-friendly anthology of influencethe geologic, historical, and personal history to supplement Lorine Niedecker’s poem.
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