'Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door' Emily DickinsonThe very best of Emily Dickinson's poems in a beautiful gift edition
American poet Emily Dickinson is revered around the world, and influenced many feminist artists and writers. Her work is some of the best known and most quoted or adapted:
'Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all' Emily Dickinson
Dickinson received a very good education, but chose to return home to Amherst, Massachusetts, where she spent the rest of her life, writing more than a poem a day until her death. Her refusal to compromise her highly condensed expression meant that only a tiny fraction of her work was published in her lifetime. Even today, her work feels startlingly modern:
'Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell' Emily Dickinson
'The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul - BOOKS'
This is a superb collection from a truly iconic poet.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. She lived much of her life in reclusive isolation.