Edited by Wave Books
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
ISBN# 9781933517667 (6.5x9.5 104pp)
Lake Superior: Lorine Niedecker's Poem and Journal, Along with Other Sources, Documents, and Readings is a collection of personal, geologic, and historical writings by Lorine Niedecker and others. It includes the poet’s travel and reading notes, excerpts from explorer journals and Wisconsin guidebooks, and related critical and environmental writings—strata that inform a single poem’s creation and resonance.
In total, the map offered here by Wave Books leads back to the modest cabin on Lake Koshkonong in Wisconsin, where Niedecker traced her own poetic beginning to the discovery of the objectivist poets and eventually understood her job, as Elizabeth Willis has written, as "speaking for, rephrasing, recombining and condensing the phenomenal world into art."
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 from Back Roads to Far Towns by Bashō and trans. by Cid Corman
“Tour 14A” from Wisconsin, 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
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