Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Volume I by Emily DickinsonFour well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love and longing, joyfulness and sorrow. With sparse, precise language, she conveys a penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.
Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and the War That Changed Poetry, Forever
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Development as a poet
It seems to me that he contains in far finer form pretty much everything that is valuable in her thought. A poet is unique, incomparable, and to make these comparisons between poets is to ignore the primary laws of criticism, which seeks to discover the essential individuality of writers, not their chance resemblances.
This guide to the best Emily Dickinson poems is a tribute to my very favorite poet. An inventive and wildly original writer, Dickinson was known to be somewhat reclusive. She was very prolific, writing almost 1, poems, but hardly any were published until after her death. Much of her writing was found after she died by her sister, Lavinia, but even then, her poetry was often altered by editors before it was published. Her favorite subjects were big topics: death, immortality, faith, pain, grief. She had a relatively short life troubled by illness. And yet her work feels almost as fresh and new now as it must have then, and there are hints of humor that burst through.