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St. Louis Poetry Center Celebrates Poetry Month With Emily Dickinson

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April is national poetry month and as part of the commemoration, the St. Louis Poetry Center holds “The Belle of Blueberry Hill: Emily Dickinson at the Duck Room.”

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.

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.”

Host Steve Potter talked with Lorin Cuoco, writer and consultant for the St. Louis Poetry Center, Katy Didden, co-director of the St. Louis Poetry Center’s Observable Reading Series and author of her debut book of poetry, The Glacier’s Wake, and William Gass, emeritus professor of philosophy at Washington University and the author of more than a dozen books, most recently a novel called, Middle C.

Related Event

St. Louis Poetry Center Presents “The Belle of Blueberry Hill: Emily Dickinson at the Duck Room“
Sunday, April 7, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd.


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