There are very few Emily Dickinson facts that can shed a bright light on the inner workings of the talented poet. Dickinson was extremely reclusive and what little people do know about her comes mostly from her poetry and letters.
Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 and died in 1886. She published less than a dozen poems during her lifetime, none of which carried her name. The bulk of her work was not discovered and published until after her death.
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