March 5, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- In a series entitled "Can I expound upon the skies?" organizations, classes and other groups will engage in a community reading of all 1789 Emily Dickinson poems at The Dickinson Museum. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 31 from 12 noon until 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 1 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Friday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The reading is sponsored by The Emily Dickinson Museum. Participating organizations include the Amherst Club, the Amherst Woman's Club, Amherst Writers and Artists, the Mead Art Museum, the National Yiddish Book Center, and departments from Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts.
The reading is part of a series of events that will take place during the week of March 28-April 3, in a program entitled " 'a little Madness in the Spring': Celebrating History and Poetry at The Emily Dickinson Museum." For more information about this and the rest of the week's events, visit