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Merton's Correspondence with:

Lorine Niedecker

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 6 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Lorine Niedecker was a poet who lived most of her life on Rock River in Wisconsin. She worked many odd jobs through the years and married twice, starting to write verse in the 1930's after attending Beloit College. She moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her second husband and died of a stroke in 1970. Louis Zukofsky was an influence on her poetry, the two of them having corresponded in the 1930's. She had a number of poems published in books and magazines, including some by Jonathan Williams and Cid Corman. Merton publishes some of her poems in the first volume of Monks Pond. (Source: Monks Pond, p. 62.)

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1967/12/20 TLS to Merton Jonathan Williams sent me your letter to him asking for contributions to your anthology. «detailed view»
2. 1968/01/08 TL[c] from Merton Thanks so much for the contribution of your very fine poems. I had seen some in Origin a while ago. «detailed view»
3. 1968/02/03 HLS to Merton Three books! from you and along the line I'd be most interested in -- so sorry I have only «detailed view»
4. 1968/02/29 TL[c] from Merton Sorry not to have written earlier about Paul Vandre. I think he has the right kind of poetic luck «detailed view»
5. 1968/03/05 TLS to Merton Thank you on behalf of Paul Vandre. I saw him, on leave, this weekend. The copy of his poems that «detailed view»
6. 1968/03/16 HLS to Merton A lovely picture on Monk's Pond and altogether a lovely anthology. May I have one more copy? «detailed view»

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