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8 Facts About Emily Dickinson, the Enigmatic 19th-Century American Poet

Unlike novels where a story unfolds over the course of hundreds of pages, poets communicate themes and feelings within just a few lines. One of the most beloved masters of this craft is the 19th-century writer Emily Dickinson. Her unique style of writing used unconventional punctuation and structure that was extremely modern for the time.
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Emily Dickinson: The Later Years

By the mid-1860s, Dickinson’s output began to decline; she withdrew even more, speaking to visitors from behind a closed door. Her doctors felt that she suffered from neurasthenia; later ideas include affective elements, seasonal influences, and prolonged grief. Despite her troubled life, Dickinson, was able to contribute some of...
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The real life Emily Dickinson brought to life with a reimagined telling of her life story

AMHERST, Mass. — The TV show Dickinson is bringing poet Emily Dickinson into the 21st century. While many people read her works in their younger years, her life story is now part of pop-culture thanks to show creator Alena Smith. She’s portrayed by actress Hailey Steinfield, and the show goes through some fictional stories of what Dickinson’s life could have been like.
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Late Greats: Readings of Emily Dickinson, Robert Herrick, William Butler Yeats, Kobayashi Issa, and Virginia Woolf

Micro is a podcast for short but powerful writing. Each episode features a few short pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry read by the author. Drums and dewdrops, white moths and waves. They’re great, they’re late, and their words still echo among us. With pieces selected by our very own May May Kaufman, please enjoy our first “Late/Greats” episode. We have five pieces for you today—some you may know, and some you may not.
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Emily Dickinson: The Making of the Lady in White

She viewed her father, who was often gone, as warm and caring, and believed her mother to be emotionally distant. The deaths of a close friend and a schoolmaster set the stage for a sense of loss in her letters and works. At age 31 she entered a period she...
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This is my letter to the world . . . Emily Dickinson

Those are the words of Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830-1886), a reclusive poet little known in her lifetime but now recognized as one of the towering figures in American literature. Only ten of her poems were published in her lifetime, but she wrote 1,800 poems, 1,000 of which reside in the Houghton Library at Harvard. Among her followers there are those who have an almost cultish attraction to her works, but she is also broadly accepted by those who “never read poetry.”
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Emily Dickinson and the creative ‘solitude of space’

When the American poet Emily Dickinson began an ongoing conversation with herself about her own inner world, she discovered one of the most unique sources of creative inspiration in the history of poetry. It was inexhaustible and, like the breath of the Buddhist, it resided within her, accessible wherever she was: when she wrote, she withdrew from the world, entering an interior space that, before long, became her poetic subject. As she gradually withdrew from the social world, Dickinson became a remarkable transcriber and translator of inner experience – what in 1855 she called ‘a solitude of space’ (in lyric number 1,696) – and her interior tracings often yielded extraordinary poems.
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Breaking bread with Emily Dickinson and students: U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona tours Dickinson Museum

AMHERST — Friday, March 4, was a busy day for Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Education, beginning with an early-morning visit to the Rafael Hernández K-8 Elementary School in Boston, the oldest dual-language community school in the city, where he spoke with students, teachers, parents and others about multilingual learning.
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Emily Dickinson: Meet Miguel Cardona

Hope was the thing that perched at 280 Main Street. That’s where, in the south parlor of the Homestead at Amherst College’s Emily Dickinson Museum, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona chatted with the students from English 355/American Studies 364, a course devoted to this poet, for whom hope persisted even on “the strangest Sea” and in “the chillest land.”
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Breaking bread with Emily Dickinson and students: U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona tours Dickinson Museum

AMHERST — Friday, March 4 was a busy day for Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Education, beginning with an early-morning visit to the Rafael Hernández K-8 Elementary School in Boston, the oldest dual-language community school in the city, where he spoke with students, teachers, parents and others about multilingual learning.
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Emily Dickinson next topic featured by UMF New Commons Project

FARMINGTON — Emily Dickinson, one of the most important figures in American poetry, is the next topic featured by the UMF New Commons Project. A prolific poet during the 1800s, Dickinson was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. Though heavily influenced by the poets of seventeenth century England and...
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Poet Emily Dickinson next topic featured by UMF New Commons Project

Emily Dickinson, one of the most important figures in American poetry, is the next topic featured by the UMF New Commons Project. A prolific poet during the 1800s, Dickinson was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. Though heavily influenced by the poets of seventeenth century England and her Puritanical upbringing, she challenged the definitions of poetry and the poet’s work and experimented with expression to free it from conventional restraints.
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