Emily Dickinson - Poet | Academy of American Poets

Emily Dickinson’s reclusive life was arguably a result of her proposed bi-polar disorder.

Emily Dickinson - Writer, Poet - Biography

Article from the 1891 magazine, written by her friend and "discoverer," Thomas Wentworth Higginson. "Few events in American literary history have been more curious than the sudden rise of Emily Dickinson into a posthumous fame only more accentuated by the utterly recluse character of her life and by her aversion to even a literary publicity."

Emily Dickinson: Greatest Female American Poet | Dare …

Reader's Guide includes an introduction to Emily Dickinson, a biography, background and her historical context, bibliography, and discussion questions. Teacher's Guide contains lesson plans and writing topics. National Endowment for the Arts.

Emily Dickinson, who retired from contact with the outside world by the age of twenty-three in favor of a life of isolation, can arguably be considered such a poet.


Emily Dickinson :: English Language Poet :: English Poetry

Eberwein, Jane Donahue. "'The Wildest Word': The Habit of Renunciation." On the theme of renunciation in Emily Dickinson's love poems. In (1985) [no longer available online].

Emily Dickinson | Biography, Books and Facts

Gilson, Annette. Gilson discusses the image of circularity in the poetry of John Ashbery and Emily Dickinson. 44, 4 (Winter 1998) pp 484-505 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

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Guthrie, James R. "'A revolution in locality': astronomical tropes in Emily Dickinson's poetry." On imagery from astronomy in Dickinson's poetry. , 1996 [no longer available online].

A Quiet Passion and the Real Emily Dickinson - Time

An encyclopedia-type article on Emily Dickinson. Also a selection of her most famous poems, recommended reading, and additional articles about her. .

Emily Dickinson, Lesbian?: Her Letter to Susan Gilbert, …

Hendrickson, Paula. "Dickinson and the Process of Death." On one specific subcategory of Dickinson's poems about death. 77 (1991) [no longer available online].

I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260) by Emily Dickinson - …

Nesteruk, Peter. "Death was important to Emily Dickinson. Out of some one thousand and seven hundred poems, perhaps some 'five to six hundred' are concerned with the theme of death; other estimates suggest that the figure may be nearer to a half." 6, 1 (Spring 1997) pp 25-43 [substantial excerpt, muse].

Why would Emily Dickinson be called “The woman in …

Dickinson's poetry today challenges us to confrontaspects of our own inner processes in relation to psychologicalpain, death, the world and possible -- though not undoubted --transcendence of it, and frustrated desire, to name just a few ofthe themes....