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Posted 2 years ago
Niedecker shrine made by artist Peter Cole for my birthday decades ago. (You can also see Peter’s work on the cover of Anne Carson’s Decreation.)
First lines of poetry ever to make me cry:
Did not man
maimed by no
mash the cobalt
of that bird
—”Wild Pigeon,” in “Lake Superior”
You can see some stuffed passenger pigeons in the Hoard Historical Museum of Ft. Atkinson, not far from Niedecker’s cabin.
Posted on April 16th, 2012