From the Inside Flap
Deceptive in its simplicity, Emily Dickinsons verse is a monumental testament to her poetic genius. Encompassing the entire gamut of emotion and feeling, her poems are remarkable for their honesty, often in the face of severe trials and tribulations. Extraordinary, too, is her experimental use of structure and grammar, a device that has led her to be hailed as one of the most creative and individual poets of the nineteenth century.
The first edition of Dickinsons collected poems was edited by her niece, Martha Dickinson Bianchi. It is reprinted here for the first time in almost a century.
From the Back Cover
The hills erect their purple heads,
The rivers lean to see
Yet man has not, of all the throng,