THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Lorine Niedecker Literary Criticism

New Goose

An essay by Elizabeth Willis asserting that Niedecker's poetry is characterized by tensions between an individual voice and broader documentary impulse. Similarities between her work and the films of Sergei Eisenstein are also considered.

The Granite Pail

In this academic article Elizabeth Willis focuses primarily on Niedecker's notion of 'folk'; her conception of poetic composition and her relation to cultural sources. The analysis features several close readings of The Granite Pail.