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A Dickinson Remix

By Harriet Staff

More Dickinson in the news! Check out this Smithsonian post in which they cull a few musical salutes to Emily. Fun stuff. From the Smithsonian site:

What poetry 101 student could forget Emily Dickinson, that prolific and painfully reclusive writer who died in obscurity, yet became one of the most powerful figures in American culture? Her innovative pre-modernist work earned her a spot amongst the 30 greatest Western writers of all time, and she’s a staple of introductory poetry classrooms around the country. Now, her eerie, dash-filled prose are inspiring a new generation of rockers, artists and hipsters.

Emily Dickinson and hipsters? Oh, yeah!

Posted in Poetry News on Friday, October 12th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.