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