Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Edited by Cid Corman. The section headings in this book of poems are all vintage Niedecker, but they stake out the poems in three large masses. The earlier work-apprentice to Zukofsky but finding her voice; the central work—when she discovers her range and depth; the final work—much of it known posthumously—showing how she was probing other voices into a larger plenum. "One's first impulse, after awe, on reading THE GRANITE PAIL is a double dose of shame: shame at not being more familiar with her work; shame at ever having complained of the narrowness of one's life"—Carolyn Kizer.
About the Author
Lorine Niedecker was born in 1903 and died in 1970. Among her published work is NEW 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), and THE GRANITE PAIL (1985).