"Peters writes as a feminist as well as a resident of Niedecker's home state, Wisconsin; she knows the lake country of Blackhawk Island at first hand. Her chapters on Niedecker's early life are thus especially valuable...[H]er narrative largely makes its case, showing us how this poet's 'condensery' was the product of a clear-sighted, good-humoured, and remarkably unsentimental sense of the poet's own deprivation."--Marjorie Perloff, "Times Literary Supplement"
About the Author
Margot Peters is an accomplished and award-winning biographer whose many books include "Unquiet Soul: A Biography of Charlotte Bronte"; "The House of Barrymore"; "Design for Living: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne"; "May Sarton: A Biography"; and "Bernard Shaw and the Actresses." She lives in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.