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October 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This open mic poetry reading is the final event of the 2019 LORINE NIEDECKER WISCONSIN POETRY FESTIVAL.

Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) is a twentieth-century, second-wave, Modern American poet often identified with the Objectivists. Living most of her life on the shores of the Rock River near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, she is perhaps best known as a poet of place who wrote about the Blackhawk Island that she loved. Her work, however, ranges from modernist folk poetry (NEW GOOSE, 1946) to haiku-like forms to long poems like “Lake Superior” and “Wintergreen Ridge” (NORTH CENTRAL, 1968). She is admired for the subtlety of her tightly crafted, nuanced and deliciously ironic poems, as well as for her total devotion to her calling.

Amy Lutzke will moderate the reading. Pre-registration is NOT required for this event.

The Café Carpe serves food and drink, we will be gathering around 5 pm for a social hour. Readers can sign up at the Carpe the evening of the reading. Individuals are welcome to bring their own work to read or simply poetry that they enjoy.


October 11, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm