Book 7: Emily Dickinson
Hope is the Thing
By Emily Dickinson
Illustrated by Evan Robertson
A collection of poems by Emily Dickinson in a unified narrative.
"I can’t read Emily Dickinson’s poetry without becoming preoccupied with the circumstances under which she wrote, and the place her work held in her solitary life. She worked on her poems meticulously yet never shared them, with few exceptions. Over the course of her life - a life woefully undersized for the scope of her genius - she eventually rejected all forms of meaning-making: religion, community, love, marriage and family. There was one exception: Poetry. Her language, addressed to some future anonymous person who might take the time to truly understand her intent, was her way to reach out to others with hope of communication and connection." - Evan Robertson
Emily Dickinson is often referred to as the Mother of American poetry, and she deserves the title. It's easy to miss some of the wonderful subtleties in her work when the meter carries you away.
Paperback: 72 pages
- Release date: Feb 4
- Publisher: Obvious State
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.2 x 6 inches