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For most of her life Emily Dickinson regularly embedded poems, disguised as prose, in her lively and thoughtful letters. Although many critics have commented on the poetic quality of Dickinson's letters, William Shurr is the first to draw fully developed poems from them. In this remarkable volume, he presents nearly 500 new poems that he and his associates excavated from h ...more
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Published September 24th 1993 by University of North Carolina Press
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New Poems of Emily Dickinson -- a bold title! -- by William H. Shurr, with Anna Dunlap and Emily Grey Shurr, offers hundreds of new poems found within Emily's correspondence. Many of them are "fourteeners": a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of iambic trimeter. New Poems was published in 1993, and I recently spent a year obsessively reading it.

Emily Dickinson has a matchless, branching mind. Questions about her mostly return unanswered. Her secretive life repels investigative prying.
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Louise
I have to admit that I wasn't really paying attention when I picked this one up... got a pleasant surprised when I realized this included "new" poems that I'd never seen before. Shurr obviously worked very hard to extract these lost bits of poetry from Dickinson's letters, and the book is well-organized. My only complaint is that there's just a little too much academic blather going on -- great if you're looking for a super detailed discussion of what poetry is and how Dickinson's is distinct an ...more
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Dickinson is amazing!
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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.

Dickinson was born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Aca
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