Emily Dickinson Museum’s Emily Dickinson’s Poetry 101 Program for New Poetry Lovers and the Curious

April 20, 2009
Contact: Donna Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager

Amherst, Mass. – Wondered what all the fuss is about with Emily Dickinson’s poetry? Want to know more about her life and work but aren’t sure where to begin? Then Emily Dickinson’s Poetry 101 is for you.

Poems by Richard Wilbur '42

The Reader She is going back, these days, to the great stories That charmed her younger mind. A shaded light Shines on the nape half-shadowed by her curls, And a page turns now with a scuffing sound. Onward they come again, the orphans reaching For a first handhold in a stony world, The young provincials who at last look down On the city's maze, and will descend into it, The serious girl, once more, who would live nobly, The sly one who aspires to marry so,

James Merrill: A Celebration of his Collected Poems, April 12, 2001

Richard Wilbur
Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur
On April 12, an extraordinary gathering of friends and admirers of poet James Merrill met in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College to celebrate the publication of his Collected Poems.