Bertholf, Robert. “Lorine Niedecker: A Portrait of a Poet.” Parnassus: Poetry in Review 12/13 (Winter/Spring, 1985): 227-235. In this biographical sketch of Niedecker, Bertholf clearly places her in the context of the Objectivist poetry movement.
Crase, Douglas. “On Lorine Niedecker.” Raritan 12, no. 2 (Fall, 1992): 47. As an appraisal of the commonwealth, Niedecker’s poem “Lake Superior” extends a tradition that seems particularly American. The autobiographical elements of the poem are discussed.
Faranda, Lisa Pater, ed. Between Your House and Mine: The Letters of Lorine Niedecker to Cid Corman, 1960-1970. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1986. Faranda presents the letters written between Niedecker and poet Cid Corman, her literary executor. Provides insight into her literary acquaintances and her poetic influences. Includes index and bibliography.
Middleton, Peter. “Folk Poetry and the American Avant-Garde: Placing Lorine Niedecker.” Journal of American Studies 31 (August, 1997): 203-218. Suggests ordinary cultural acts of displacement are taken for granted by most writers and readers and describes how, for Niedecker, these acts represented highly conscious acts alien to her everyday world.
Penberthy, Jenny. Niedecker and the Correspondence with Zukofsky, 1931-1970. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Explores the forty-year correspondence between Niedecker and Louis Zukofsky, which proved a collaborative enterprise of emotional and artistic significance for both. Reconstructs Niedecker’s early years as a poet, looking at the influence of Surrealism on her work, and traces Zukofsky’s impact on her work and her struggle for recognition. Includes bibliography and index.
_______, ed. Lorine Niedecker: Woman and Poet. Orono: National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 1996. Presents a collection of essays that greatly expands the reader’s understanding of Niedecker’s reclusive life and her body of poetry, which was largely neglected during her lifetime. Includes bibliography and index.
Upton, Lee. Defensive Measures: The Poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 2005. Discusses the poetry of Niedecker, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Glück, and Anne Carson, finding similarities.
Willis, Elizabeth, ed. Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2008. Examines Niedecker as a writer who evoked a sense of place in her work, which centered on the same physical area.