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April 2: Amherst Art Walk with poet Rich Michelson

The Emily Dickinson Museum is joining the Amherst Art Walk! On Thursday, April 2, the museum will be taking part in the monthly event from 5 pm to 8 pm. Free tours of Emily Dickinson's bedroom and light refreshments will be offered from 5 pm to 7 pm. Poetry will take place from 6:45 pm until 8 pm in the Homestead parlor. Northampton Poet Laureate Richard Michelson will read from his new collection More Money than God. Opening for him will be Five College poets Jocelyn Mosman and Poorna Swami (Mount Holyoke) and Melanie Chitwood (Hampshire). DETAILS>>

Ken Burns is recipient of 2015 Tell It Slant Award

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Tell It Slant Award, presented annually by the Emily Dickinson Museum Board of Governors to honor individuals whose work, in any field, is imbued with the creative spirit of America's greatest poet, Emily Dickinson. DETAILS>>

Program Director position opening

The Emily Dickinson Museum seeks an imaginative, highly-motivated, superbly organized professional candidate to lead its public and educational programs. To apply online for the Program Director position, click here.

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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Poem of the Week

Dear March - Come in -
How glad I am -
I hoped for you before -
Put down your Hat -
You must have walked -
How out of Breath you are -
Dear March, how are you, and the Rest -
Did you leave Nature well -
Oh March, Come right up stairs with me -
I have so much to tell -

I got your Letter, and the Birds -
The Maples never knew that you were coming -
I declare - how Red their Faces grew -
But March, forgive me -
All those Hills you left for me to Hue -
There was no Purple suitable -
You took it all with you -

Who knocks? That April -
Lock the Door -
I will not be pursued -
He stayed away a Year to call
When I am occupied -
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come

That Blame is just as dear as Praise
And Praise as mere as Blame -

Fr 1320 Reprinted by permission.

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