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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)