Produced along side an exhibition prepared via the Mead paintings Museum at Amherst university, this good-looking quantity explores the influence of Emily Dickinson's character and poetry on modern artwork in the USA. Spurred via feminism and up to date severe writings, many visible artists have became to the poet's existence and literary pictures for suggestion. they've got engaged the problems raised by means of her poetry and the actual conditions of her lifestyles and feature tried to rework her indirect language into tangible objects.

Presenting the paintings of 13 artists, in addition to ten poets, this e-book showcases quite a lot of responses to Dickinson's poetry. 3 introductory essays set the level for the artistic endeavors: Karen Sanchez-Eppler examines the visible dynamic in Dickinson's poetry; Polly Longsworth lines the ways that the recognized daguerreotype of Dickinson has conditioned our responses to her; and Christopher Benfey surveys her imprint on modern American poetry.

Each of the artist entries is observed by means of a colour representation and the textual content of a comparable Dickinson poem. The artists comprise Will Barnet, Judy Chicago, Joseph Cornell, Robert Cumming, Lesley Dill, Mary Frank, Roni Horn, Carla Rae Johnson, Paul Katz, Barbara Morgan, Aife Murray, Barbara Penn, and Linda Schwalen. The poets whose paintings is represented are Hart Crane, Richard Wilbur, John Berryman, Adrienne wealthy, Amy Clampitt, Sandra M. Gilbert, Thomas Lux, Mary Jo Salter, Lucie Brock-Broido, and Agha Shahid Ali.

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