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New Goose

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Poetry. This book collects the 86 poems that survive from the Mother Goose-influenced period of Lorine Neidecker: 1935 to 1945. The NEW GOOSE poems share the anti-authoritarian, subversive bent of their models, reflecting on the politics and economics of the time: the Depression, free market economics, socialism, and war. A key figure in the "Objectivist" poetry movement, ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Listening Chamber (first published January 1st 1946)
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Apr 07, 2008 Will rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Ambiguous as all-get-out, the poems of New Goose certainly entertain. Perhaps by really being at least part-meaningless, they succeed too in subverting the reader's expectations by reaching no resolution, and the absurdity becomes the joke: to laugh at our own need for narrative, our own desire to be at the top of our hierarchy?


Two important functions of Lorine Niedecker's poems in New Goose might well be to entertain and subvert. Because each poem is so short--sparse lines, small words, simp
Reading Niedecker's book is like living once again. Every single line in her poetry is like breahing literature. I love, adore her as a writer. I believe she is the single poet who truly represents organic poetry. She knew how to write about nature and settin. GREAT BOOK!!!!
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Niedecker's earliest poetry was marked by her reading of the Imagists, whose work she greatly admired and of surrealism. In 1931, she read the Objectivist issue of Poetry. She was fascinated by what she saw and immediately wrote to Louis Zukofsky, who had edited the issue, sending him her latest poems. This was the beginning of what proved to be a most important relationship for her development as ...more
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