By Lorine Niedecker, Jenny Lynn Penberthy
Author note: Jenny Lynn Penberthy (Editor)
The Brontës had their moors, i've got my marshes," Lorine Niedecker wrote of flood-prone Black Hawk Island in Wisconsin, the place she lived so much of her lifestyles. Her existence by way of water, as she known as it, couldn't were additional faraway from the avant-garde poetry scene the place she additionally made a house. Niedecker is among the most vital poets of her new release and a vital member of the Objectivist circle. Her paintings attracted excessive compliment from her peers—Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Cid Corman, Clayton Eshleman—with whom she exchanged life-sustaining letters. Niedecker was once additionally a huge lady poet who interrogated problems with gender, domesticity, paintings, marriage, and sexual politics lengthy prior to the fashionable feminist circulate. Her marginal prestige, either geographically and as a girl, interprets right into a significant poetry.
Niedecker's lyric voice is likely one of the such a lot refined and sensuous of the 20th century. Her ear is consistently alive to sounds of nature, oddities of vernacular speech, textures of vowels and consonants. frequently in comparison to Emily Dickinson, Niedecker writes a poetry of wit and emotion, cosmopolitan experimentation and down-home American speech. This much-anticipated quantity provides all of Niedecker's surviving poetry, performs, and inventive prose within the series in their composition. It contains many poems formerly unpublished in e-book shape plus all of Niedecker's surviving Thirties surrealist paintings and her 1936-46 people poetry, bringing to gentle the formative experimental levels of her early profession. With an creation that gives an account of the poet's existence and notes that supply unique textual info, this ebook may be the definitive reader's and scholar's version of Niedecker's work.
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