Who is Emily Dickinson?

  • (noun): United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886).
    Synonyms: Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

Read more about Emily Dickinson.

Some articles on Emily Dickinson:

Mabel Loomis Todd - Biography
... She later had an affair with Austin Dickinson, the (married) brother of Emily ... Magazine of January 23, 1984, Todd kissed Austin Dickinson after he had died, kissed "the dear body, every inch of which I know and love so utterly." As described by Lyndall Gordon, the affair—roma ... Mabel Todd never met Emily Dickinson in person, and though the two women exchanged letters, it has been said that "Mabel effectively destroyed the Dickinson family" ...
Emily Dickinson - Poetry - Legacy
... In the early 20th century, Dickinson's legacy was promoted in particular by Martha Dickinson Bianchi and Millicent Todd Bingham ... the copyright for her aunt's poetry from her parents, published works such as Emily Dickinson Face to Face and Letters of Emily Dickinson, which stoked public curiosity about her aunt ... Emily Dickinson is now considered a powerful and persistent figure in American culture ...
Martha Nell Smith - Digital Publications
... Emily Dickinson’s Correspondences A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry ... Dickinson Electronic Archives ... Research archive and testbed of articles responding to all of Dickinson’s writings to 99 or more correspondents, and critiquing markup strategies for digital ...
List Of Songs Based On Poems - Emily Dickinson
... by Carla Bruni includes three poems by Emily Dickinson "I Felt My Life With Both My Hands" "I Went To Heaven" "If You Were Coming In The Fall" "Hope" by Trailer Bride on Hope Is a Thing With Feathers (Album ...
Kay Ryan - Poetry
... The Poetry Foundation's website has characterized Ryan's poems as follows "Like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore before her, Ryan delights in quirks of logic and language and teases poetry out of the most unlikely ... to the oft-remarked affinity with Moore, affinities with poets May Swenson, Stevie Smith, Emily Dickinson, Wendy Cope, and Amy Clampitt have been noted ... Ammons or link her distantly to Emily Dickinson ...

Famous quotes containing the words emily dickinson and/or dickinson:

    The privilege to die—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    “Faith” is a fine invention
    When Gentleman can see—
    But Microscopes are prudent
    In an Emergency.
    —Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)