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September 3: Amherst Art Walk featuring poet Karen Skolfield

Karen Skolfield will be the featured poet at the Emily Dickinson Museum during the September Amherst Art Walk. The reading starts at 6:45 pm in the Homestead parlor. "Twilight Highlight" tours of the Homestead will also be offered from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm. Tours cost $5, and start roughly every 15 minutes.


Before You Became Improbable returns in September

Before You Became Improbable, the immersive theater production based on the correspondence between Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, returns to the Emily Dickinson Museum September 17-19 and 24-26. DETAILS>>


October 1-4: Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

The third annual Amherst Poetry Festival and the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon return October 1 through 4, turning downtown Amherst into a must-visit destination for poetry lovers. The Amherst Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Business Improvement District, takes poetry off the page and into downtown Amherst, where literary history and contemporary creativity live side by side. Anchored by the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, the Festival connects the region's rich poetic tradition with some of today's most creative poets. DETAILS>>


Support the Emily Dickinson documentary Phosphorescence!

Hurricane Films, the production team behind the Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon and directed by Terence Davies, is making a documentary about Dickinson's life. The film, titled Phosphorescence and featuring Nixon as the narrator, is in the midst of a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about it, and support the film, 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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Poem of the Week

Would you like Summer? Taste of our's -
Spices? Buy - here!
Ill! We have Berries, for the parching!
Weary! Furloughs of Down!
Perplexed! Estates of Violet - Trouble ne'er looked on!
Captive! We bring Reprieve of Roses!
Fainting! Flasks of Air!
Even for Death - a Fairy medicine -
But, which is it - Sir?

Fr 272 Reprinted by permission.

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