Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Emily Dickinson Envelope Poems

December 10, 2013

emilyFifty-two “envelope poems” written by Emily Dickinson in the early 1860s have been published in a coffee table size book titled Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings. These “pocket-size” poems  written on parts of envelopes have been in print since the 1950s, but “this is the first book devoted to full-color, actual-size facsimiles of a specific body of her work.” One of the poems begins” The way/Hope builds his/House” and is written on a “piece of house-shaped paper.” For more about these poems and the poet who “pushed the envelope”, check out this article in the New York Times. EPL is purchasing this book for its collection.



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