The Emily Dickinson Marathon Houghton Library 3 in white text overlaid on a tinted red image of the Emily Room at Houghton

Emily Dickinson Marathon
Part 3: Houghton Library

September 16, 4-6pm

The Emily Dickinson Marathon Houghton Library 3 in white text overlaid on a tinted red image of the Emily Room at HoughtonJoin us for part 3 of the week-long Emily Dickinson Marathon! An Emily Dickinson Museum tradition, the Marathon is a group reading of all 1,789 poems by Emily Dickinson over the course of about 14 hours. For this year’s remote Festival, we are partnering with six other organizations to host the marathon in two-hour sessions each day of this week. For the Marathon, we will be reading from Ralph Franklin’s The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition.

Our part 3 partner is the Houghton Library at Harvard University. The Houghton Library is known for its holdings of papers of 19th-century American writers, and many would say that the jewel in that crown is the Emily Dickinson Collection, which preserves more than 1,000 autograph poems and some 300 letters. Learn more about the Houghton here: https://library.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton

In this session we will read poems numbered 408-660 in the Franklin.

Click here to register as a reader or listener for part 3. Reader space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Readers must be  present for the full duration of the program. Text of the poems will be screen-shared for readers who do not have their own poetry editions.

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