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Envelope Poems (Hardcover)
I love Emily Dickinson. Period. There has always been something that resonated with me about this woman who so clearly loved and had such an intense and private relationship with words, writing, and wit. Obviously, I was intrigued by this collection of some of her “scraps” (as they have been known), as it provided not only the transcriptions of the included poems and notes, but also actual pictures of the original envelopes. Some of these lovely, little poems take up only a segment of the flap of an envelope! This visual enables the reader to take note of edits that Dickinson made, as well as the - always brilliant - finished piece. The art of letter writing is largely lost to us in this age of digital correspondence; what will future generations have to look back on from our era? They will do better to pick up Envelope Poems, instead! [Lydia]— From Envelope Poems
Full-color facsimiles are accompanied by Marta L. Werner and Jen Bervin's pioneering transcriptions of Dickinson's handwriting. Their transcriptions allow us to read the texts, while the facsimiles let us see exactly what Dickinson wrote (the variant words, crossings-out, dashes, directional fields, spaces, columns, and overlapping planes).