12.10.1830 - 05.15.1886
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet who lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. Fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.