Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Emily Dickinson Marathon! Sponsored by the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, the Department of English, The Luann Dummer Center for Women, and Common Good Book


Friday, April 25, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM


O’Shaughnessy Room, LIB 108

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, University of St. Thomas-St. Paul, MN


Free and open to the public


“I dwell in Possibility —” (Franklin, Poem #466)

Dickinson lovers of all ages are invited!

Come and go as you please; stay for half an hour or all day.

Participants sit in a circle and read the poems in turn,

starting with #1 and ending with #1,789.   Listeners welcome too!


Questions?   Please contact Erika Scheurer  ecscheurer@stthomas.edu 651-962-5669


In honor of this year’s common context, here are a few words from Emily Dickinson on the subject of WONDER:


Wonder—is not precisely knowing

And not precisely knowing not—

A beautiful but bleak condition

He has not lived who has not felt—

                        --excerpted from Poem 1347 (Franklin edition)