Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst ,Massachusetts in 1830. Although coming from a well known family in the area ,she lived especially in her later years a reclusive life.
Few of her poems were published in her lifetime, however she was prolific producing well over a thousand poems.
When her work was published after her death, the reception was generally unfavourable with many criticising her style of short poems lack of form and preoccupation with death.
Into the early 20th Century her work was considered ‘modern’ and ahead of its time and gradually her work developed a cult following . This cult following developed into a mainstream recognition in the latter 20th century and she is now considered one of the United States most prominent female poets.
Her most famous poems are Success and Wild Nights! Wild Nights