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
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)
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.
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?!