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Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a “letter to the world”—the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets.
Dickinson’s idiosyncratic style, along with her deep resonance of thought and her observations about life and death, love and nature, and solitude and society, have firmly established her as one of America’s true poetic geniuses.
At the heart of this new collection, stands the work that made Dickinson's reputation as one of America's greatest visionary poets: an uncompromising artist who has written with astonishing lucidity about the soul's darkest, most chilling hours.
EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886) was an American poet, and an obsessively private writer. Only seven of her more than 1700 poems were published during her lifetime. She withdrew from most social contact at the age of 23, and thereafter devoted herself, in secret, to writing. Today, she is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest poets