The Pocket Emily Dickinson (Paperback)

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The Pocket Emily Dickinson (Paperback)


Emily Dickinson is widely considered to be one of the greatest of American poets. The aphoristic style and wit of much of her verse, its irregular rhymes, directness of expression, and startling imagery have had a profound effect on twentieth-century literature. Over a hundred of Dickinson’s best poems are collected here. These unique and gemlike lyrics are pure distillations of profound feeling and great intellect. They contain a world of imagination, observation, and precisely articulated spiritual and emotional experience. As editor Brenda Hillman says, this small and succinct collection can serve as a guidebook to readers who are exploring the highs and lows of the human experience.
Considered by many to be the spiritual mother of American poetry, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was one of the most prolific and innovative poets of her era. Well-known for her reclusive personal life in Amherst, Massachusetts, her distinctively short lines, and eccentric approach to punctuation and capitalization, she completed over seventeen hundred poems in her short life. Though fewer than a dozen of her poems were actually published during her lifetime, she is still one of the most widely read poets in the English language.

Brenda Hillman is the author of over ten poetry collections including Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, Practical Water, and Pieces of Air in the Epic. She has contributed to numerous anthologies and edited The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood and The Pocket Emily Dickinson.

Born in Arizona, Hillman is a graduate of both Pomona College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and more. Her 1993 collection Bright Existence was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details ISBN: 9781645473084
ISBN-10: 1645473082
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English