If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
– Emily Dickinson
born in Amherst, Massachusetts, The United States December 10, 1830
died: May 15, 1886
Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.
…A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H. Johnson. Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet