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Saturday, May 15 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
"Called Back": A Virtual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

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Event Recording: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=176000197747012
More on the Emily Dickinson Museum: https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/

Days before her death in 1886, Emily Dickinson wrote her final letter, “Little Cousins, / Called Back. / Emily”. On May 15, the 135th anniversary of the poet’s death, join the Emily Dickinson Museum for an engaging virtual poetry reading and “walk” through Amherst, the town she called “paradise.” At each stop, we will see historical and contemporary images of sites of meaning for Dickinson including her garden and conservatory at the Homestead, The Evergreens -- home to the poet’s brother and sister-in-law; the town common; Amherst College; and more. Not a lecture, this program infuses place with poetry. At each stop contemporary poets share their Dickinson-inspired poems and volunteers read Dickinson’s own words aloud. The final stop is Dickinson’s grave in West Cemetery where we will share reflections and a light-hearted virtual toast!


Elizabeth Bolton

Elizabeth Bolton has a Ph.D. in Literacy Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She writes articles, essays, and poems about the connection between writing and mental health. She grew up in northern California and now lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario with her... Read More →
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Lee Desrosiers

Publisher, Naugatuck River Review
Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter, Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, and Keeping Planes in the Air, all from Salmon Poetry. Two chapbooks, Inner Sky, and Typing with e.e. cummings, are from Glass Lyre Press. She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal... Read More →

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh is the author of the poetry collection, Hysterical Water, published by The University of Georgia Press in March 2021. She has written a book of poetry criticism, entitled Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother: Contexts in Confessional and Post-confessional... Read More →

Kate Godin

Kate Godin lives in Western Massachusetts, where she tends to the writing needs of a small liberal arts college, a tween and a teen, a vigorous anxiety, and her poetry (which can be found at kategodin.com). She is a graduate of Bates College and the New School for Social Research... Read More →

Bonnie Larson Staiger

Bonnie Larson Staiger is a North Dakota Associate Poet Laureate; the recipient of the Poetry of the Plains and Prairies Prize (NDSU Press, 2018); and the Independent Press Award: Distinguished Favorite (2019) for her collection, Destiny Manifested. Her second book In Plains Sight... Read More →

Robin Long

Robin Long (@theotherdickinson) is a queer poet and writer from Austin. She is expanding her fiction thesis on Emily Dickinson, The Other Dickinson, and can be found at theotherdickinson.com. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, 2020 National Poetry Month Editor’s Pick, and a digital poetry performer with FEELS Zine... Read More →

Siri Palreddy

Siri Palreddy is a first-year at Amherst College, hoping to study both English and neuroscience. An avid reader, she first discovered Emily Dickinson in high school and has loved her work ever since. Apart from poetry, Siri enjoys writing creative nonfiction and is compelled by stories... Read More →

Peter Schmitt

Peter Schmitt is the author of six books of poems. “Emily Dickinson and the Boston Red Sox” appears in his new collection, Goodbye, Apostrophe (Regal House). A graduate of Amherst and The Iowa Writers Workshop, he lives and teaches in his hometown of Miami, Florida.

Rebecca Starks

Rebecca Starks is the author of the poetry collections Time Is Always Now, a finalist for the 2019 Able Muse Book Award, and Fetch, Muse (forthcoming from Able Muse Press), and is the recipient of Rattle’s 2018 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. She lives in Richmond, Vermont. re... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT