Dickinson’s Manuscripts

Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:30 pm
$15; free for members and students with valid ID. Tickets include free museum admission for the day of program.

Join poet and essayist Susan Howe and Marta Werner, professor of English at D’Youville College, for an evening of lecture and discussion centered on Emily Dickinson’s unique manuscript practice. Howe and Werner will chart the visual and sonic topographies of Dickinson’s poetry and letters, while also raising questions about writing, the limits of privacy, and the indecipherable nature of final intentions. Audience members are encouraged to be active participants in the conversation.

The exhibition I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson will open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Emily Dickinson (1830–1886), The wind begun to knead the grass, Poem sent to Elizabeth Holland, signed and dated 1864. Amherst College Archives & Special Collection, Image courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum. Photography by Janny Chiu 2016.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.