My Emily Dickinson

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North Atlantic Books, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 144 pages
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My Emily Dickinson does more than just explore Dickinson's life and poetics, although it does that expertly. It falls in line with a tradition of books of poets writing about poets who have intensely figured into their conception of poetry. This is more personal than a biography in that it is a writer's concern with Dickinson's place in history and what she was trying to do with her poetry. Howe does a wonderful job of trying to get into the poems through playing with language. It's a place to meet Dickinson as a lover of games and words.

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User Review  - C - Goodreads

This is a scholarly book. Her explanations on Emily's Masters Letters are very interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - Zack - Goodreads

i love it. it was wonderful. if you like emily dickinson's poetry you'll love it. if you don't like emily dickinson's poetry o-my-what-a-bummer Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Susan Howe is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Western Borders, Pythagorean Silence, and Defenestration of Prague. She was the recipient of the American Books Award for Poetry from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1981. Born in Boston, Howe now lives with her husband and son in Guilford, Connecticut; she has a grown daughter who is a painter in New York City.

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