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Announcing: The Emily Dickinson Archive October 24, 2013: As we mentioned in January of this year, 2013, "Amherst College [has] digitized and published all their manuscript holdings of poems, letters, and whatnot by the Belle of Amherst herself Emily Dickinson." Then we told you bout New Directions publishing The Gorgeous Nothings, a book of envelope facsimiles of Dickinson's work, the first of its [...] by

Emily Dickinson Haunts the Poetry Foundation October 22, 2013: The Poetry Foundation library is haunted by the ghost of Emily Dickinson these days. Or so it seems. We've borrowed a copy of the poet's only surviving dress from the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts as part of the current gallery exhibition, "Forever – is composed of Nows –," which features work by Jen Bervin, Marta [...] by

New Directions to Publish First-Ever Book of Emily Dickinson Manuscript Facsimiles September 10, 2013: Gorgeous Nothings! Hardly. Good news spins forth from the New Directions blog--the press is publishing the first-ever, full-color, large-scale edition of Emily Dickinson's "complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts." With contributions from Jen Bervin (you've hopefully spied her beautiful, intricate [...] by

Flavorwire for Your Monday: ‘20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry’ September 9, 2013: Hopefully your Monday morning co-workers aren't giving you grief for all those readings that you said you attended this weekend, but if they are: rest assured that the folks at Flavorwire have got your back—in addition to—well, you know—us! That's right, just in time for that Monday morning workplace existential crisis, we bring [...] by

A Peek Inside Dickinson’s iPod? September 6, 2013: The Houghton Library Blog recently posted about the digitization of Emily Dickinson's music book: Music books or “binders’ volumes” were extremely popular during the years 1830-1870. These personal collections of bound published sheet-music titles were assembled by young women primarily during their adolescent years, when [...] by

The Dickinson Pick-Up Guide August 21, 2013: A Columbia Univesity MFA student recently posted a hilarious list on The Hairpin called, "Opening Lines of Emily Dickinson Poems Not to Be Used as Pickup Lines." The list includes some charmers like: 144 – I never hear the word “Escape” 185 – A wife at daybreak I shall be 303 – Alone I cannot be 311 – I know some [...] by

What’s Cooking, July 4th? July 3, 2013: Not sure? One good place to look is this "Poets' Recipes" spotlight at the Academy of American Poets. The spotlight includes a few handy recipes including Chocolate Peanut Butter Dairy Free Ice Cream from Kazim Ali, Potato Salad from Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian (it's Dodie's mother's recipe!), German Apple Pancake from Jen Bervin, and [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and sticky wistfulness of unfulfilled teenage desire roars back to life at each listening. Of course, many songs I still like from that time I know [...] by

On Depression, Poets, & Candy April 10, 2013: In high school a friend of mine, who was suffering through the relentlessly miserable alienation of a suburban public education, was diagnosed with “Emotional Disorder.” Emotional Disorder! She is, no surprise, a poet and artist. Don’t all poets suffer from Emotional Disorder? Paisley Rekdal so wittily describes the difficulties of [...] by

Favorite Poets in Pop Culture March 11, 2013: And by "pop culture," Flavorwire means characters in film and on TV; they've compiled a list of the top ten "Favorite Poets of Pop Culture Characters" for your reading and viewing pleasure. Some of the references are familiar and recent. We remember Don Draper reading  Frank O’Hara’s Meditations in an Emergency during the season two [...] by