Voices in Poetry: Emily Dickinson ~ Book Review

Voices in Poetry is a series of interesting biographies of well known poets. Each book focuses on an influential poet and includes an extensive selection of that poet's work as well as illustrations and photographs related to the time period. 

Emily Dickinson by S.L. Berry introduces us to her life as a 19th century American poet. There are over 25 of her poems included in this biography and many fabulous illustrations of flowers throughout. There are also interesting historical photos reproduced. 

I really enjoyed reading Emily Dickinson's life story and even more all the poems sprinkled throughout this book. We will continue reading a selection from these during our Poetry Tea Time.

One of my oldest daughter's poems by Emily Dickinson is this one:

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you - Nobody - Too?
Then there's a pair of us? 
Don't tell! they'd advertise - you know! 

How dreary - to be - Somebody! 
How public - like a Frog - 
To tell one's name - the livelong June - 
To an admiring bog!

I think this Voices in Poetry book series would be a wonderful resource for studying well known poets!

Emily Dickinson by S.L. Berry is available at:

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Disclosure: I received a sample book for review from Raincoast Books. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ. The amazon.ca link is an associate link. 


  1. That book looks lovely! We've been having poetry tea here too, but sometimes we read fairy tales/nursery rhymes/folk stories instead. Our poetry selections so far have only included those from our book of works for children, we will have to work up to something like this :) Those are really great illustrations!

  2. What a beautifully illustrated book. I imagine my daughter would love to recreate the drawings :)


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