New England

The Emily Dickinson Museum: A Poetic History

A few years ago my wife and I were planning a trip to coastal Massachusetts. I had gotten her to agree to a detour to the Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield. She wasn’t unhappy about going, but she would not have elected to go of her own accord. While looking for other diversions along the travel route she recalled that the Emily Dickinson Museum was also in Massachusetts. Having majored in English and being a long-time Dickinson fan, she was pleased to find that the Museum is in Amherst, along the I-91 corridor, along the route to Springfield. It was settled. We were going.

I am not a poetry enthusiast and never really have been. There was a brief time in high school when I thought I was, but it didn’t last long. I was exposed to Dickinson in my high school American Literature class but was lucky enough to dodge the poetry bullet in college. Surprisingly, I was not at all down on visiting the Dickinson homestead. (Read More...)

Emily Dickinson's Poems: As She Preserved Them By Emily Dickinson, Cristanne Miller (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674737969
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Published: Belknap Press - April 11th, 2016

Emily Dickinson By Lea Bertani Vozar Newman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780974638980
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Published: Shirespress - October 29th, 2013

Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum

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Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum: Campfire Stories and Adirondack Adventures By Philip Delves Broughton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062323613
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2016

This is a totally unique and fun little book. Presented as a faux-scrapbook filled with ephemera, Ominum Gatherum follows the adventures of a fictional family as they spend their leisure days in the Adirondacks. Photos, drawings, pressed plants, and more filled the pages in between journal entries, letters, and family-style recipes. A perfect coffee table book for your cabin or home away from home. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


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