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Emily

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Emily is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s life and letters; contemporary poets & artists respond to her work.

40 pages
inkjet cover
limited edition, 125
fewer than 10 remain

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CONTRIBUTORS

poetry

E. Kristin Anderson, "One Side Rosy" & "Perusal"
Natasha Arora, "Equinox" 
Sarah Feldman, "From: The Half-Lives of Oracles" 
Karen George, "Near Noon" & "A Dream" & "Occupied"
Sonja Johanson, "Hills Wink" & "Full Shade"
Sarah Nichols, "Recipient Unknown"
Jeremy Pataky, "Reasons for a Long Stay" & "The Wild Dead"
Nicole Tong, "Gentle Obsessions"
Robin Turner, "The Spirit and The Dust (Three Centos)"
Loretta Diane Walker, "Light Dripping"
Hilda Weaver, "Closets Don't Require Exit Signs"
Laura Madeline Wiseman, "Emily's Fairies" & "With Death at the Funeral Home"

art

Laura Garrison, "Blades"

 

EXCERPT

Sarah Nichols
RECIPIENT UNKNOWN

I.

Listen again for the heart in me:
my breath

a bullet

the word
my blood

the wound

nearer than
God

II.

A fair copy was made and sent.
Placed in parentheses
(Master)

Eternity, that awful parting,
crossed out

a rough
white draft

nobody else will see
the want
but you

that is enough                                                                                                                                    

III.

This preliminary draft begins without you. Cancel
my words (did I offend it) Substituting others (my
heart flinched) This manuscript of unresolved
alternatives (wordless---now)

Sources:  Emily Dickinson’s “Master” letters, in Emily Dickinson: Selected Letters,
Thomas H. Johnson, ed., and “Letter 2” in The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson,
R.W. Franklin, ed.

 

FROM THE EDITORS

Emily is a special edition outside of the regular submission period & subscription. We asked for works inspired by Emily Dickinson’s life and letters, suggesting only broad themes. We’re enamored of the smart, savvy poet, the woman who lowered cookies from her window for neighborhood children, baked bread for neighbors, and coconut cake for friends, penned over 1,700 poems, shared so much of herself in letters, and maintained intimate correspondence with her brother’s wife, Suzie, from across the hedge for all of those years.

Included in this edition you’ll find works inspired sweet Emilie and found poetry pulled from bits of her lines & letters.

 

ABOUT THE COVER

One Need Not Be a Chamber to Be Haunted” (monotype + mixed media on wood, 10¼ x 17 inches) by printmaker Nicci Mechler; IG: @wickedlittleheart. 

 

READINGS

Laura Madeline Wiseman reading “With Death at the Funeral Home” from Wake, also one of her 2 poems in Emily. » youtube