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!
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