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July 15-August 2: The Emily Dickinson Project

Multiple possibilities of Emily Dickinson, each character a variation of the unique voice  that makes up the single persona of the poet, form the basis of The Emily Dickinson Project, an immersive, site-specific play that traces the moments of Dickinson's life through a journey from her gardens through her home. DETAILS>>


July 18: Creatures of Bliss and Mystery 19th Century Children's Circus

The Circus is coming to the museum grounds! On Saturday, July 18, the Emily Dickinson Museum will present its annual "Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A 19th-Century Children’s Circus," from 1 to 4 pm on the Emily Dickinson Museum lawn. Especially perfect for children ages 3 to 10 (accompanied by adults), this event is open to the public and $5 for families and FREE for EDM Members. DETAILS>>


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

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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