Emily Dickinson's Family & Friends

Dickinson's family and friends

Family and friends as seen in the Museum's exhibit "my Verse is alive"

Although Emily Dickinson is popularly remembered as a recluse, her life with its joys and sorrows depended on strong relationships with family and close friends. The poet and her immediate family lived with or near one another for their entire lives. The poet's friends went farther afield, but her correspondence with them demonstrates her connections to the world beyond Amherst.

In this section of the website, biographies of family members and significant friends and acquaintances illuminate the poet's life story.