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Lake Superior characters Ä 9 Ã Niedecker is one of the most important and original poets of this past century—August Kleinzahler London Review of Books Lake Superior is a compilation of writings around Lorine Niedecker's poem of the same title—strata that inform the poem's ecological and historical resonanceFrom Lake Superior Country Every bit of yKer's poem of the same title strata that inform the poem's ecological and historical resonanceFrom Lake Superior Country Every bit of you is a bit of the earth So here we go Maybe as r. I'd love to see a series of books emulating this book—a single poem unpacked through texts from other disciplines other time periods other genres

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Ocks and I pass each other I could say how do you do to an agateLorine Niedecker was a major American poet often connected with the Objectivists She lived in Wisconsin from 1903 to 197. i am a eager but clumsy reader of poetry so the contextual supplements of this wave books edition were most welcome; some of them were clumsy in their own way but it all worked out in the end someone pressed niedecker on me as an example of i'm not sure what but i generally like it it's just some gentle natural image rich verse about the history and geology of lake superior the poem is short maybe 500 words and followed by niedecker's working notes the poem was born of a summer road trip around the lake with her husband a native of the region the notes are really impressive not in and of themselves but in concert with the poem itself and a few contemporaenous letters that show niedecker capturing and polishing images and ideas there's an overheated but not useless critical essay plus some bits of aldo leopold basho voyageur early gringo settlers some treasures snipped from thisthey will not only go when they are bid to go but they will go unmurmuringly new life objective be unmurmuring oftenthe french explorer radisson exclaims We were Cesars sic nobody to contradict usAldo Leopold The Cro Magnon who slew the last mammoth thought only of steaks Had the funeral been ours the pigeons would hardly have mourned us To love what was is a new thing under the sun unknown to most people and to all pigeons To see America as history to conceive of destiny as a becomingmy favorite moment is though is when Niedecker spies in the corruption of language Sault becomes Soo bonjour becomes bosho the grand sloppy gestures of geology

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Lake SuperiorNiedecker is one of the most important and original poets of this past century August Kleinzahler London Review of Books Lake Superior is a compilation of writings around Lorine Niedec. Read in this orderLorine Niedecker Lake Superior 1968Douglas Crase Niedecker and the Evolutional Sublime 1992Excerpt from the writings of Pierre Radisson 1661Excerpt from Back Roads to Far Towns by Bashō 1689Excerpt from the writings of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 1832Tour 14A from Wisconsin A Guide to the Badger State 1941Aldo Leopold On a Monument to the Pigeon 1949Three Letters from Lorine Niedecker to Cid Corman 1966Lorine Niedecker Lake Superior Country a journal 1966Lorine Niedecker Lake Superior 1968So outside of the first two in chronological order Niedecker worked on the guide to Wisconsin for the WPA which has details unmistakably hers Scattered in the middle distance are the Apostle Islands a maze of red cliffs tawny beaches and channels of cerulean blue where wisps of smoke drift from the hidden huts of island fisherfolk This is a fascinating exegesis on the genesis of a poem as strong and gorgeous as the very gneiss cleft craggy lakelands it articulates Radisson's writings are hardly the most engaging thing in the world as it stands and the syntactically clumsy rendition of Bashō by Corman irks me somewhat but everything else here is bound to captivate you if you have any interest in the northern American midwest its geology watersheds or just American poetry in general Niedecker is a national treasure Ruby of corundumlapis lazulifrom changing limestoneglow apricot red browncarnelian sardGreek namedExodus antiuekicked up in America'sNorthwestyou have been in my mindbetween my toesagate