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Dickinson outted as “wild” heterosexual

By Harriet Staff

Poet, novelist, and literary critic Daniela Gioseffi claims in her "biographical novel" that Emily Dickinson's famous "Wild Nights, Wild Nights" was written about "a man by the name of William Smith Clark, a botanist and geologist." Via the Brooklyn Heights Blog.

The result of Gioseffi’s research is a “biographical novel” about Dickinson, Wild Nights, Wild Nights, the title of which comes from one of Dickinson’s poems, few of which had titles and are therefore known by their opening lines.

Originally Published: June 24th, 2010