Talk by Kristin LeMay
Author of "I told my Soul to sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson"
Many readers think that Emily Dickinson rejected religion and wanted nothing to do with God. And yet her poetry and life tell a deeper story. Looking closely at 25 of Dickinson's poems, LeMay's book reveals how Dickinson occasionally believed, thoughtfully doubted and, in her divine wrestling, met God. In chapters on belief, prayer, mortality, immortality and beauty, LeMay uncovers the riches of Dickinson’s spiritual life and tells of her own search for God between the lines of the poems Dickinson called “hymns.” LeMay will base her talk on her book. Following the talk, she will be available for conversation and a book signing.
280 Main Street, Amherst, MA