Come celebrate Dickinson and revel in the poetry this upcoming Saturday. I'll be reading at the Annual Poetry Walk presented by the Emily Dickinson Museum on Saturday, May 15, 11:30am ET. Make sure to register for this free virtual program in advance! The walk is a yearly celebration on the day of Emily's death, and … Continue reading FREE virtual poetry walk with the Dickinson Museum
Dickinson’s use of stars, the night sky, and other celestial effects never ceases to take the edge off occasional anguish (about which I know nothing, of course). If nothing else, ruminate on the tender eloquence of “just as the Night keeps fetching stars” and “as slightly as the Routes of Stars”... Here are some curated … Continue reading Trouble sleeping? Your dose of twilight Dickinson, in honor of National Poetry Month
This Sunday, June 14th @8pm Eastern, come and enjoy a live poetry reading and open discussion from the comfort of your own space. I'll be performing alongside the incredible poets Natasha Ramoutar (@spondee) and JP Allamby (@jean_phillipe). Tickets are PWYC and all proceeds go to anti-racist organizations. Get some much-needed soul soothing and a tangible … Continue reading Don’t miss this: LIVE Digital Poetry Event: Vol. 2 The Soul with FEELS Zine and Artery
In honor of World Poetry Day, March 21st, here are 21 incredible Dickinson snippets pulled from both her well-known and lesser-known works: Remorse—is Memory—awake— Her Parties all astir— A Presence of Departed Acts— At window—and at Door— It’s Past—set down before the Soul And lighted with a match— Perusal—to facilitate— And help Belief to stretch— … Continue reading Celebrating World Poetry Day with Dickinson Snippets—
I have never walked away from a theater screening with the following thought: “That movie felt like an Emily Dickinson poem.” Never. Ever. And as a Dickinson enthusiast, I am always looking for creative pieces that are comparable, and yet, in generally any comparisons of nowadays offered against the poet’s work, I am at best, … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)
Split the Lark—and you’ll find the Music—Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled—Scantily dealt to the Summer MorningSaved for your Ear, when Lutes be old— Emily Dickinson, F905A (This woman just gets it.) This post is solely a reminder to take that extra moment to speak poems aloud. So much of the poetry that comes through … Continue reading Reading poems aloud: not just for slams, jams, and open mics
Question 1: Do you have a favorite Dickinson poem? Question 2: Have you ever seen the manuscript version of it? Case in point— I recently became reacquainted with a poem I’d somewhat forgotten after having buried it into a notebook (that’s the glory of studying Dickinson’s works—there are so many of them that you … Continue reading Favorite Dickinson poem? Check the manuscript.
1830. Whew. That is a long, long time ago by most American standards. We’re talking approximately 54 years after the Declaration of Independence. But—1830 also brags as being the birth year of that throwing-a-stone-in-a-midnight-forest-and-hearing-it-hit-water-somewhere-30-minutes-later and most excellent of nebulous poets, Emily “The Boss” Dickinson. (Envisioning her throwing a whittled-down pencil at my head and saying, … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Dickinson Will Be Your Grandchildren’s Favorite Classic Poet
I got you. (Grammarian Disclaimer: “I’ve got you” didn’t have the oomph) My without-reservations-recommendation for the top of your holiday reading list is (drum roll, Griswold-style) Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them, edited by Cristanne Miller! I’m sure you’re surprised. Sincerely though: Reading a Dickinson poem only takes about 2-3 minutes, even if you’re … Continue reading Looking for a holiday read that nestles perfectly within those expansive bursts of 4-5 minutes of freedom?
Emily Dickinson. *cue wisps of white curtains spilling from a midnight window* *cue a shadowy figure diving out of sight of passersby* *cue flowers and birds and a post-death cleanup likely including the phrase: “Hey, who the heck shoved so much paper in this drawer?!”* *Etc* The name conjures various images for plenty of … Continue reading 189 years?!