Top scholar Helen Vendler joins us for a deep look at Dickinson.
The poet Emily Dickinson published virtually nothing in her lifetime, but wrote a universe. Nearly eighteen hundred poems, neatly pinned in handmade booklets in her 19th century seclusion.
But what power. And what a mind. Terse, abrupt, surprising, unsettling, flirtatious, savage – says top scholar Helen Vendler, who’s turnied her eye on Dickinson. Not to mention metaphysical, provocative, blasphemous, tragic and funny.
Helen Vendler is with today on Emily Dickinson.
So is this year’s Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Rae Armantrout, as we look at the poetry of Emily Dickinson