Poetic start to Baraboo weekend

April 10, 2013 by  

‘Poetry by Lorine Niedecker’ is being sponsored and hosted by the Village Booksmith and will provides guest with a wonderful evening of poetic entertainment and learning about one of the world’s most renowned poets.

During this event, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a browse around the book store, as well as hot coffee, tea, cold beverages, and cookies. Poster printing and digital flyer printing have likely been used to promote this enlightening evening to people in this region.

Niedecker was born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, back in 1903 and after attending Beloit College, for two years, returned home to care for her ailing and deaf mother. Her father was a very industrious man who rented fishing and hunting cabins, while commercial fishing for his livelihood.

Most of Niedecker’s life was spent on Blackhawk Island in Wisconsin, near Lake Koshkronong. During the late 1920s, she worked as a library assistant and then in the late 1930s as a writer for the Wisconsin Guide, as part of the Federal Writer’s Project. Her poetry, which she began writing early in life, did not receive critical acclaim until her latter years, mainly due to her isolated location. She published two collections entitled ‘New Goose’ and ‘My Friend Tree’.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. It will be taking place this Friday, April 12, at the Village Booksmith located at 526 Oak Street in Baraboo, Wisconsin. To learn more, please visit the Village Booksmith website or call the book store at 608-355-1001 during normal hours.