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Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Fort Atkinson

Poetry Wall in Fort Atkinson by artist Jeremy Pinc

Poetry Wall in Fort Atkinson by artist Jeremy Pinc

Mosaic sculpture of Lorine Niedecker and artist Sally Koehler

Mosaic sculpture of Lorine Niedecker and artist Sally Koehler

Fort Art Pole includes Lorine Niedecker by artist L.A. Wilson

Fort Art Pole includes Lorine Niedecker by artist L.A. Wilson

Lorine Niedecker's cabin on Blackhawk Island

Lorine Niedecker's cabin on Blackhawk Island

The Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival offers a weekend full of workshops, speakers, open mic poetry readings, round tables, landmark tours, and poetry café. The festival is in honor of local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970), a twentieth-century, second-wave, Modern American poet often identified with the Objectivists. Living most of her life on the shores of the Rock River near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, she is perhaps best known as a poet of place who wrote about the Blackhawk Island that she loved.

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

Free Admission

  • Yes