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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 
            stone-fall
mash the cobalt
      and carnelian
            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.

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 

            stone-fall

mash the cobalt

      and carnelian

            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