William Gass http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Poetry Center Celebrates Poetry Month With Emily Dickinson http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-poetry-center-celebrates-poetry-month-emily-dickinson <p>April is national poetry month and as part of the commemoration, the <a href="http://www.stlouispoetrycenter.org/">St. Louis Poetry Center</a> holds “The Belle of Blueberry Hill: Emily Dickinson at the Duck Room.”</p><p>While the St. Louis Poetry Center features the work of many poets and writers over the course of a year, the influential work of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) is on focus at the organization’s upcoming event.</p><p>In 1862, Dickinson sent a letter containing four poems to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who would later write of her, a “wholly new and original poetic genius.”</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:28:32 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 25173 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Poetry Center Celebrates Poetry Month With Emily Dickinson