Emily Dickinson

December 10, 1930- May 15, 1886

Emily Dickinson was born December 10, 1930 in Amherst, Massachusetts. As a girl she attended Amherst Academy for seven years. Dickinson then went to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for one year and then dropped out. When she was in her 20s Dickinson went into a state of isolation.

When Dickinson withdrew herself from social life she became very productive in writing. After Dickinson died, her sister, Lavinia, discovered her unpublished poems. They are then published and become wildly successful. Today she is one of the most popular poets.

Im Nobody! Who are You?

I'm Nobody! Who are you?

Are you – Nobody – too?

Then there's a pair of us!

Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know!


How dreary – to be – Somebody!

How public – like a Frog –

To tell one's name – the livelong June –

To an admiring Bog!-