Emily Dickinson Bio

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1830. She was a lyrical poet whose style broke traditional form, defied convention, and demonstrated a strong intellectual nature. Dickinson graduated from Amherst Academy and studied at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for a brief time. In her private life, she chose to withdraw from society and hardly ever wandered beyond her garden. She socialized mainly through letters and never married. Though Dickinson wrote over a thousand poems, only seven were published during her life. On May 15, 1886, Dickinson died. She was 55 years old.

Works by Emily Dickinson Available on the Podcast:


  • The Chariot
  • Before The Ice Is In The Pools
  • Retrospect
  • Power
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • Much Madness Is Divinest Sense
  • Success
  • Our Share Of Night To Bear
  • If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
  • Almost
  • The Heart Asks Pleasure First
  • Exclusion
  • In A Library
  • The Secret
  • I Felt A Funeral In My Brain
  • The Mystery Of Pain
  • As Imperceptibly As Grief
  • The Bustle In A House