SloPo mini-course on Lorine Niedecker, led by Max McKenna (starts 2/4/2019)
I am pleased to announce that beloved long-time ModPo TA Max McKenna will be leading a 4-week SloPo discussion group on the poems of Lorine Niedecker. The discussion will begin on February 4.
If you want to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The ModPo subforum for this discussion can be found HERE.
And here is Max’s description of the discussion:
In this four-week SloPo mini-course, we will explore the work of the Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker. We will read selections of Niedecker’s work chronologically, beginning with her early engagements with Imagism, through her long correspondence with Louis Zukofsky, and finally to her later poems, which find Niedecker thinking critically about American history. We will talk about the ways that the comparison to Emily Dickinson is apt, and the ways that it is not, as well as other factors–biography, social circumstances, geography, and environment–that affect our understanding of a poet and their work. Each week, we will read 2-5 poems and 1 short secondary text to inform our freewheeling conversation!
Best wishes from inside the cozy Kelly Writers House here in chilly Philly,