by rosenblums
posted 06/09/2017

You Are My Friend by Lorine Niedecker

On Arts Wednesday 6 September, Sylvia’s guest was poetry devotee, Eleanor Smagarinsky, talking about ModPo, an online poetry community. We did a close reading of Lorine Niedecker’s poem, You Are My Friend. Here is the text:

You are my friend–
you bring me peaches
and the high bush cranberry
you carry

my fishpole
you water my worms
you patch my boot
with your mending kit
nothing in it

but my hand

Listen to the 3 parts of the conversation below:

That was Part 1 and here is Part 2:

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for: close reading of You are my friend by Lorine Niedecker:




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