Even after spending a month with Dickinson and her unnamed dog (there is an unnamed dog in Sendak’s story too), I still don’t know what the poem means. And I did not go looking for an interpretation of it. I simply enjoyed the poem, dashes and all, says Megan Willome.
“Grief Is the Thing with Feathers” by British author Max Porter is officially a novel, but it could also be poetry, or something else. And it’s wonderful.
Today is Poetry at Work Day 2018. Most poets have day jobs, because poetry isn’t that lucrative a profession. But poetry is inherent in all work.
Is Emily Dickinson’s ‘I Started Early – Took My Dog’ really just about the sea? Or is it something more? This poem analysis argues for transcendence.
We have a thing for Emily Dickinson. Sort of. This video of Emily’s I Started Early – Took My Dog can only make it…wetter. Um, better.
It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day. Check out coffee shop GIF winner and learn 3 great ways to celebrate with your poet at work today.
It’s Poem on Your Pillow Day! Learn the pillow’s history and the connection between hope, feathers, and pillows and celebrate sweet poetry dreams with us.
Thanksgiving, it seems, is at much an act of memory as of the present moment, a time of reflection. At least to hear Emily Dickinson tell it.
Artful chocolate, famous punk authors, poetry in the supermarket, and how to not write a novel. It’s the best in poetry: our monthly Top Ten Poetic Picks.
With access to technology, the Internet and new tools, organizations have come to believe institutional memory is not important. They’re wrong.
San Francisco in toothpicks, getting Beowulf wrong, everything Emily Dickinson ever wrote on. It’s this week’s Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Reclusive Emily Dickinson is the perfect poet for Take Your Poet to Work Day if you work from home. She won’t even complain if you work in your pajamas—she’ll be ghosting about in a house dress that’s as white as the bed linens.
In “I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson, ” Kristin LeMay uses 30 poems to navigate the rocks of belief, prayer, and mortality. LeMay’s Dickinson is remarkably human. Glynn Young reviews this new volume and has a giveaway.
I stopped recently at the home of Emily Dickinson, in Amherst, Mass., to make things right. And sweet baby irony—would you guess she stood me up?
The recent discovery of a third daguerreotype of Victorian-era poet Emily Dickinson has historians scratching their heads.
Emily Dickinson was a prolific poet, yet fewer than a dozen of her almost 1, 800 poems were published during her lifetime.