Noted Authors

August 01, 1999

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


Born in Amherst, Mass., Dickinson wrote poems that generations of readers have studied.

None of her work was published while she lived. After her death, Dickinson's sister, Lavinia, found almost 2,000 poems of hers, most without a title.

Paradoxically, almost all of her poems are romantic, yet she never married.

Dickinson's poetry has had perhaps the greatest impact of any poet of any time.

-- Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature

Pub Date: 08/01/99

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