This program will be offered remotely! See below for more information on how to participate.
Join us for a beloved annual tradition: The Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk! This event honors the 134th anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. To pay homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, we will also be sharing original poems and thoughts written as part of ‘The World Writes Back: Postcards to Emily Dickinson’ project in December 2019.
This program is free and open to all. We will host this remote event on Zoom where you will see historical and contemporary images of each “stop” on the walk, and images of postcards. This is a participatory event! Those who wish to read should indicate this on their event registration form. Reading assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The final “stop” is Dickinson’s grave in West Cemetery where we will offer final thoughts and a light-hearted virtual toast! Those who wish to do so, may submit a brief toast or remarks to the host to be shared at the conclusion of the “walk.”
To join the walk click this link at 12 p.m. (EST) on May 15, 2020
Enjoy a recording of this program:
Enjoy the 2020 Virtual Poetry Walk, which aired live on May 15. This beloved annual tradition honored the 134th anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. In homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, each stop features original poems and artwork from the 2019 project "The World Writes Back: Postcards to Emily Dickinson."
Posted by The Emily Dickinson Museum on Wednesday, May 20, 2020