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Dickinson Notebook

"Hope is the thing with feathers" - Emily Dickinson

For this illustration, we used Emily Dickinson's own words as line elements to create the "thing with feathers" she describes in this extraordinary poem. The source of hope she depicts is a bottomless well of creative inspiration and strength, which for her manifested in poetry. Visually, her handwriting is a remarkable combination of beautiful flourishes and swooshes combined with an almost frantic energy - a pen racing to keep up with a quicksilver mind.

The book includes the following poems:

  • The book includes the following poems:
  • This is my letter to the world
  • A bird came down the walk
  • Some keep the Sabbath going to church
  • I taste a liquor never brewed
  • Much madness is divinest sense
  • Dare you see a soul at the white heat?
  • There's a certain slant of light
  • I cannot live with you
  • I felt a funeral in my brain
  • I heard a fly buzz when I died
  • Because I could not stop for death
  • I stepped from plank to plank
  • Hope is the thing with feathers
  • There is a solitude of space

• Pocket sized: 3.5 x 5 inches
• Proudly made in Portland Oregon
• Offset printed with vegetable-based inks
• Cover: 18pt recycled chipboard made from recycled content & books
• Inside: 32 college ruled pages, uncoated 70# paper milled in America
• 85% post-consumer recycled content and 15% pre-consumer recycled content.
• Saddle stitched with matching staples
• All presses and production machinery powered with renewable energy

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