The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English to English Translation of Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems

Author(s): Paul Legault

Poetry & Plays

Emily Dickinson's poems - condensed. Perfect for the poetry fan who is short on time, "The Emily Dickinson Reader" offers Paul Legault's ingenious and madcap one-line renderings of each of Dickinson's 1,789 poems. Take that familiar chestnut, No. 314, a la Legault: "Hope is kind of like birds. In that I don't have any." Or the classic hymn, No. 615: "God likes to watch." As Dickinson herself said in No. 769 (basically, via our translator): "This dead person used to be a person!" - and "The Emily Dickinson Reader" is here to tell you what that person meant.

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Paul Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and a B.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010) and The Other Poems (Fence Books, 2011). He co-founded and co-edits the translation press Telephone Books.

General Fields

  • : 9781936365982
  • : McSweeney's Publishing
  • : McSweeney's Publishing
  • : June 2012
  • : United States
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Legault
  • : Hardback
  • : 2012
  • : 811.4
  • : 200