Author: Lorine Niedecker
Publisher: Wave Books (2013)
Lake Superior: Lorine Niedecker's Poem and Journal, Along with Other Sources, Documents, and Readings is a collection of personal, geologic, and historical writings by Lorine Niedecker and others. It includes the poet’s travel and reading notes, excerpts from explorer journals and Wisconsin guidebooks, and related critical and environmental writings—strata that inform a single poem’s creation and resonance.
"Without dictating a destination, the writings here proffer histories and perspectives that leave room for our own. By drawing out the relationship between human time and geological time, the sedimentation of language and the layerings of rock, Lake Superior invites us to recognize poetry as a tool for environmental thought."
–Los Angeles Review of Books