Events & Author Appearances

Becoming Emily
Meet the Author: Krystyna Poray Goddu
Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (map it)
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:30am
Author Krystyna Poray Goddu will be reading and signing her book Becoming Emily. She will also be reading and singing at 1:30pm. 
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Becoming Emily
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By Krystyna Poray Goddu
Price 17.99


Published Feb 2019

Emily Dickinson wrote short, often-enigmatic poems that are widely anthologized, quoted, and read by students of every age. Yet, as widely known as her poetry is, Dickinson as a person is considered to have been an inscrutable recluse—a silent figure who wore only white, wrote in secret, never left her home, and had no interest in sharing her poetry. In Becoming Emily, young readers will learn how as a child, adolescent, and well into adulthood, Dickinson was a lively social being with a warm family life. Highly educated for a girl of her era, she was fully engaged in both the academic and social aspects of the schools she attended until she was nearly 18. Her family and friends were of the utmost importance to her, and she was a prolific, thoughtful, and witty correspondent who shared many poems with those closest to her. Including plentiful photos, full-length poems, letter excerpts, a time line, source notes, and a bibliography, this indispensable resource offers a full portrait of this singular American poet.