Are you too deeply occupied to say if my Verse is alive?”
— Emily Dickinson to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 15 April 1862 [L260]
When Emily Dickinson asked her tentative question in 1862, she needed to know if her poetic voice quickened hearts and minds. Today we know the answer — “Yes, Miss Dickinson, your verse is alive!” Her poems are read and loved around the world, enriching countless lives.
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