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Event Calendar
readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1


special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Small Press


Monograph. Chapbook. (2015)


Purchase and choose which 'What Region?' from dropdown menu:


What Region? is a biannual series of pamphlets published by the Friends of Lorine Niedecker and Woodland Pattern.

"I sent University of Wisconsin Milwaukee a copy of T & G way back in Sept. A few days ago I wrote: Did you fail to receive? They answer they’ve placed it with regional materials. I should ask: What region—London, Wisconsin, New York?"  
                            —Lorine Niedecker in her December 7, 1969 letter to Cid Corman


Jenny Penberthy authors the first in the series, titled “Lorine Niedecker’s Century 1903-2003.” Penberthy, editor of Niedecker’s Collected Work (University of California Press, 2002), argues for a larger appreciation of Niedecker’s contribution to American letters and culture, despite Niedecker’s reticence and often miniature aesthetic.

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About the Author

Jenny Penberthy's research and publications have focused on the poetry of Lorine Niedecker. She has edited Niedecker's poems -  New Goose (Berkeley: Listening Chamber, 2003), Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), and Harpsichord and Salt Fish (Durham, UK: Pig Press, 1991) - and her letters -  Niedecker and the Correspondence with Zukofsky 1931-1970 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993). She has also edited a collection of essays,  Lorine Niedecker: Woman and Poet (Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 1996). Jenny is a former editor of The Capilano Review, board chair of the Capilano Review Contemporary Arts Society, and founding editor of CUE Books. She is a professor at Capilano University.