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A Week in Literary History

December 10th, 2002

American poet Emily Dickinson is born in 1830 in Amherst, Mass.

Emily Dickinson, b. December 10, 1830, d. 1886

dickinsonphotoIn 1862, when Dickinson sent four of her poems to T.W. Higginson, asking him if they were publishable, he didn’t know what to make of them. Now, a century-and-a-half later, her 1,775 short poems and fragments have long since taken their place in the canon of essential reading, and they remain as fresh, new, and surprising as when Higginson first saw them.

Suggested Reading Poems The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1960.

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