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Lorine Niedecker 

  biographical information 

  relevant links 

  e-texts of poems 

  online discussions 




***The left photo is from Lorine Niedecker: Woman and Poet, edited by Jenny Penberthy (Orono, Maine: National Poetry Foundation, 1996).
***The right photo is from Niedecker and the Correspondence with Zukofsky 1931-1970, edited by Jenny Penberthy ( Cambridge:
       Cambridge UP, 1993).

    1. Brief online biography 

    2. The biography taken from Oxford Companion to 20th-Century Poetry 


relevant links

    1. List of books by Niedecker 

    2. Site with a good introduction to her poetry, an analysis of a poem, and a bibliography 


e-texts of poems

    1. "There's a better shine"
         ---An essay which explicates this poem is written by Brett Axel. 

    2. "The wild and wavy event"

    3. "In the great snowfall before the bomb"

    4. "Poet's Work"

    5. "Popcorn-can cover"

    6. "Some float off on chocolate bars"

    7. "Remember my little granite pail"

    8. "Sorrow moves in wide waves"

    9. "You are my friend"

    10. "He lived¡XChildhood summers"

    11. "What a woman!¡Xhooks men like rugs"

    12. "Grandfather advised me"

    13. e-texts of some other poems by Niedecker 

    14. A brief poem by Allen Ginsberg for Lorine Niedecker

For L.N.

Allen Ginsberg

as her breath was
now her body,

lonely poet
far from cities

one in the world.

      ***This poem is from Epitaphs for Lorine, edited by Jonathan Williams (Penland, NC: Jargon Society, 1973).


online discussions

    1. Online essay called "Notes on Reading Lorine Niedecker"


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