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Topic - Emily Dickinson
The other day a teacher of a ninth-grade English class at an elite private school in the nation's capital asked students who had transferred from public schools to list the poets they had studied.
Scholars at Amherst College in Massachusetts believe a collector may have what would be just the second known photo of poet Emily Dickinson.
Scholars at Amherst College in Massachusetts believe a collector may have what would be just the second known photo of Emily Dickinson.
Some tourist attractions can be experienced easily, by taking in a scenic view or driving down a famous byway. Other places must be explored to be appreciated, with layers revealed as you go.
The night of poetry began with the verse of Emily Dickinson set to television music, peaked with a shaman-esque chant by Patti Smith and ended with Alec Baldwin making good on his college English studies with a flawless recital of Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee."
Emily Dickinson dies halfway through Lyndall Gordon's mesmerizing "Lives Like Loaded Guns," but this is only right. The story that preoccupies Ms. Gordon, one of illicit love and intellectual property rights, gathers steam after the poet's death in 1886 and evolves over the next century.
NATICK, Mass. (AP) - Emily Dickinson wrote her poems in a second-floor bedroom overlooking her beloved garden.
"I have struggled immensely in this city," she says. "Definitely, I'm working my way up. There have been many nights of crying myself to sleep because I didn't know how I was going to pay the rent."