Poet's Work

Lorine Niedecker

   advised me:
      Learn a trade
I learned
   to sit at desk
      and condense
No layoffs
   from this
From Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works by Lorine Niedecker, © 2002 The Regents of the University of California, University of California Press.

Poems by This Author

I rose from marsh mud by Lorine Niedecker
I rose from marsh mud
In the great snowfall before the bomb by Lorine Niedecker
In the great snowfall before the bomb
My Friend Tree by Lorine Niedecker
My friend tree / I sawed you down
When Ecstasy is Inconvenient by Lorine Niedecker
Feign a great calm;

Further Reading

Poems for Times of Turmoil
4/30/92 for rodney king
by Lucille Clifton
blessing the boats
by Lucille Clifton
by Hart Crane
Fifteen Years of Darkness
by Liu Xiaobo
In a Country
by Larry Levis
O Little Root of a Dream
by Paul Celan
O Me! O Life!
by Walt Whitman
by Sydney Lea
The Second Coming
by W. B. Yeats
The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
by Rae Armantrout