Belle of Amherst or Bride of Salem?

Susan Snively, poet and director emeritus of the Writing Center at Amherst College and currently a guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum, gave a presentation at the Salem Athenaeum on the poet’s private life, as glimpsed in fragments of letters between the “Belle of Amherst” and Otis Phillips Lord, a justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from Salem.


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

April 20, 2009
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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.

Amherst College Dean and Writer Susan Snively

Susan Snively, the director of the Writing Center at Amherst College and associate dean of students, read from her work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall. The reading marked Snively’s retirement after 27 years of service to the college and will be a celebration of her work and life at Amherst.

Amherst College Writing Dean Susan Snively Publishes in Poetry Daily

November 22, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Susan Snively, the director of the Writing Center and associate dean of students at Amherst College, will publish a poem in the popular online anthology of contemporary poetry in print Poetry Daily on Dec. 3. The poem, “A Riff of Zoloft,” appeared in her new book of poems, Skeptic Traveler (2005), and in the fall issue of The Antioch Review.