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Emily Dickinson's poems are, in short, amazing. Her linguistic brilliance always dazzles me. Unfortunately, Johanna Brownell has done her best to destroy a great deal of what makes Dickinson's poetry so powerful and beautiful. In our time, when women authors find their book covers stamped with roses and lace in a editor's effort to make them more "marketable" to a wider audience whom s/he assumes would never pick up a woman's book that is not about domesticity and conformity, Brownell's presence ...more