Editors, we need your help!
Emily Dickinson was a very private lady. She wrote hundreds of poems and even sewed them into little handmade books, which are sometimes called "fascicles," but kept them in her home and chose not to publish much of her work.
So how is Emily Dickinson so well known??
4 years after she passed away, Emily's sister Lavinia found her private collection and got a team to publish them in what turned out to be a bestselling book.
People LOVED her poems so much that her book was reprinted 11 times in under 2 years!! (In the 1890s, 11 editions of one book was a HUGE INVESTMENT and these books were cranked out of a printing press BY HAND.) That's why getting her poetry RIGHT the first time was important.
We need your help in reading Emily Dickinson's original poems and figuring out how to print them for a new collection edited by your class!