NewEnglandTravelPlanner.com Logo   Emily Dickinson, Poet, Amherst MA
Of the thousand thoughtful, sensitive poems she wrote after going into seclusion, only seven were published during her lifetime, yet she is now among America's most beloved poets.


 

 

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was among America's most perceptive and sensitive poets.

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, she was raised in almost Puritan surroundings by her wealthy lawyer father.

After visiting Philadelphia and Washington with her father (now a congressman) at age 23, she withdrew from public view to the family home and lived the rest of her life in near seclusion.

"The Belle of Amherst," as she is now called, retired to her room and wrote. And wrote. And wrote, becoming world famous only after her death.

You can visit her house, the Dickinson Homestead, in Amherst MA.

Emily Dickenson Home, Amherst MA

—by Tom Brosnahan


Amherst MA

Famous New Englanders

Louisa May Alcott

Harriett Beecher Stowe

Julia Ward Howe

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry David Thoreau

New England Literature

Famous New Englanders

  Paris Girls Secret Society, the new novel by Tom Brosnahan

 

Emily Dickinson, Poet

Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

   
FTP on Facebook    
Pinterest    Twitter