Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Welcome to EMILY DICKINSON ONLINE, the companion blog/website to the book, EMILY DICKINSON: A BIOGRAPHY. This site is created and maintained by writer and scholar, Connie Ann Kirk, Ph.D. for the benefit of readers, students, and scholars of the American poet, Emily Dickinson. Dr. Kirk is the author of EMILY DICKINSON: A BIOGRAPHY (Greenwood, 2004) and several other essays and articles about the poet.

What You'll Find Here

The site is intentionally kept simple for quick and easy access to information about the poet. Here are the main pages on the site:

"Fast Facts" are just that -- quick details about the poet's life and work.  Here, you'll also see some of the common myths about her debunked with a "Fact" or "Fiction" section!

The "Bibliography" page is maintained in MLA (Modern Language Association) documentation style (you may, however, want to check formatting due to Google's Blogger format limitations, etc.).

"Links" takes you to Kirk's Dickinson page on where you'll find an extensive listing of available online Dickinson resources.

About the Book:

EMILY DICKINSON: A BIOGRAPHY by Connie Ann Kirk -- This biography of Emily Dickinson has been called by reviewers "the definitive young adult biography," "groundbreaking," and "a scholarly achievement." It is especially useful to young adult readers and those new to the poet, but one reviewer noted that it "also serve[s] undergraduates and the general reader wanting an up-to-date overview of Dickinson scholarship."

The book is used in college courses where a slimmer, yet current, accurate, and highly readable biography of the poet is desired.

The book is available from, from Barnes &,, or by order from your favorite bookseller. To see the publisher's webpage about the book, please click here.

Emily Dickinson International Society

The Emily Dickinson International Society welcomes new members. More information is available at the society's website, here.

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