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Echoes of Emily

This morning I was dipping into Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems, and I found by chance the following poem, which she composed, it is speculated by scholars, in 1874. It is poem 1293 in the Complete Poems. The things we thought that we should do We other things have done But those peculiar industries Have never… Continue reading Echoes of Emily


Emily’s Enigma

The enigma of Emily Dickinson for me is how she shows that the very act of writing, and then recording that writing in some simple enduring way, if only, as she did, by sewing pages of preserved poems, together into small handmade booklets, is publication enough. Everything that may happen after that moment - when… Continue reading Emily’s Enigma