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Fashioning Emily: Translating Historical Fashion for the Modern Eye

Theatre Truck and the Emily Dickinson Museum present Fashioning Emily: Translating Historical Fashion for the Modern Eye on Saturday, June 27, at 5 pm at the Amherst College Alumni House. TheatreTruck co-founder and costume designer Elizabeth Pangburn will explore the fashion and clothing of Emily Dickinson's Amherst through her lens as a designer, and the audience will help choose a costume design for The Poet, one of the variations of Emily featured in the upcoming Emily Dickinson Project. DETAILS>>


Amherst Poetry Festival Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the third annual Amherst Poetry Festival, co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Business Improvement District and running October 1-4. Submit your proposal, and find out more, here.


Announcing the David T. Porter Prize for Meritorious Work in Dickinson Studies

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of English David Porter had a deep impact on Dickinson scholarship. A new prize in his honor is intended to nurture creative work in that field among a new generation of Five College scholars. DETAILS>>


The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.


Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.


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What tenements of Clover
Are fitting for the Bee
What edifices azure
For Butterflies and me
What residences nimble
Arise and evanesce
Without a rhythmic rumor
Or an assaulting guess.

Fr 1358 Reprinted by permission.

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