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May 30: Da Camera Singers pre-concert reception with composer Alice Parker

Death gets deep, lyrical and energetic treatment in the choral settings of seven poems by Emily Dickinson by composer Alice Parker, which will have their world premiere in performances May 29-31 by Da Camera Singers. A pre-concert reception will be held at the Emily Dickinson Museum on Saturday, May 30, which Alice Parker will attend. Admission is $10, $5 for Museum members. DETAILS>>


June 4-8: Garden Days

Take part in one of Emily Dickinson's favorite pastimes - gardening! Join us for our annual effort to prepare the Museum's historic grounds for summer. Volunteers with all levels of experience are welcome to plant, weed, and beautify under the direction of landscape historian Marta McDowell, author of Emily Dickinson's Gardens. DETAILS>>


Announcing the David T. Porter Prize for Meritorious Work in Dickinson Studies

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of English David Porter had a deep impact on Dickinson scholarship. A new prize in his honor is intended to nurture creative work in that field among a new generation of Five College scholars. DETAILS>>


The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.


Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.


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Poem of the Week

How many Flowers fail in Wood -
Or perish from the Hill -
Without the privilege to know
That they are Beautiful -

How many cast a nameless Pod
Opon the nearest Breeze -
Unconscious of the Scarlet Freight -
It bear to other eyes -

Fr 534 Reprinted by permission.

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