Dating emily dickinsons poems


08-May-2020 23:24

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Her father and mother were both what we would today call "distant." Her brother, Austin, was bossy but ineffective; her sister, Lavinia, never married, and lived with Emily and was protective of the much shyer Emily.

From the evidence, Emily Dickinson fell in love with several men over time, though apparently never even considered marriage.

Her close friend, Susan Huntington, later married Emily's brother Austin, and Susan and Austin Dickinson moved to a home next door.

Yet the Todd/Higginson volumes have included few of them.

He compared versions in the fascicles, in her many remaining letters, and published his own edition of 1,775 poems.