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Near Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lorine Niedecker

 
 
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By William J. Toman
1. Lorine Niedecker Marker
Inscription.
Fish
     fowl
          flood
     Water lily mud
My life
in the leaves and on water
My mother and I
        born
in swale and swamp and sworn
to water

Lorine Niedecker (1903-70) lived on Black Hawk Island most of her life and celebrated the sights and sounds of this place in poems ranked among the 20th century's finest. She lived first in the log-sided house and later the house near the river from 1947-70.
Nobody, nothing   than time
ever gave me   unless light
greater thing   and silence
          which if intense
          makes sound

 
Erected 1991 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 303.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 53.541′ N, 88° 54.904′ W. Marker is near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Black Hawk Island Road 3.2 miles west of Wisconsin Highway 106, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Atkinson WI 53538, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds (approx. 1.2 miles away); Panther Intaglio
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By William J. Toman
2. Lorine Niedecker Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Koshkonong (approx. 4.9 miles away); Black Hawk War Encampment (approx. 7 miles away); Sterling North (approx. 7.9 miles away); Albion Academy (approx. 7.9 miles away); Koshkonong (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Atkinson.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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