The Emily Dickinson Experience

The Emily Dickinson Experience

In this class, we’ll recreate Emily Dickinson’s poems in the way she made them: from the repurposed envelopes she received, with multi-directional writing, cross outs, and revisions. Then we’ll do some wild writing of our own with the multiple sizes, styles, and shapes of the material Emily used. Based on the book The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems by Jen Bervin and the recent Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them, we’ll experience and play with the what and how of Dickinson’s genius.

Required Text*: Envelope Poems, by Emily Dickinson (Author), Jen Bervin and Marta Werner (Editors)

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you're enrolled in a course at Lighthouse, and she'll direct you to where the books are shelved.   

Instructor: Lynn Wagner, MFA Learn More


Jun 09, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm