Did You Know? – 12

Emily Dickinson who ranks as a very important poet in America, lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachussets.  She was a deeply private person who hardly offered any of her work to be published during her lifetime.  At the time of her death in 1886; 1,775 poems, dedicated as “letter to the world” were discovered.  Her poems expressed her concepts on life and death, on love and nature.


Born in 1830, Emily Dickinson belonged to a prominent family – her father was a successful lawyer who served a term in Congress; Emily Dickinson’s grandfather founder Amherst College in 1821.  Upon the poet’s death, her sister Lavinia Dickinson found many of her poems hidden among her (Emily’s) possessions.


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