Emily is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s life and letters; contemporary poets & artists respond to her work.
limited edition, 125
fewer than 10 remain
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"
Laura Garrison, "Blades"
Listen again for the heart in me:
A fair copy was made and sent.
Placed in parentheses
Eternity, that awful parting,
nobody else will see
that is enough
This preliminary draft begins without you. Cancel
my words (did I offend it) Substituting others (my
heart flinched) This manuscript of unresolved
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.