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Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!!   Leave a comment

This Thursday, Woman-Stirred Radio presents a special two-hour program to celebrate the birthday of one of the most imagined, and distinctly American poets of all time: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, born December 10, 1830.
In the first hour Julie R. Enszer and Merry Gangemi will read the original work of poets from around the country, and welcome poets who will read their original poems about or inspired by Emily Dickinson, including: Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Barbara Crooker, Carol Dorf, Charlotte Mandel, Claire Keyes, Elizabeth Oakes, Jane Satterfield, Janet McCann, Julie Moore, Lesley Wheeler, Rachel Dacus, Susan Rich, and Tamiko Beyer.

In the second hour, Martha Nell Smith visits Woman-Stirred Radio to talk about the possibilities of Emily Dickinson, and unpack some of the myriad ways in which Dickinson’s legacy has enriched and sustained the creativity and scholarship of millions of women, redefining and re-imagining the ferocious brilliance of the Belle of Amherst (how I dislike that moniker!!). Martha Nell and Merry will also talk about the intensely passionate and intellectual relationship between Emily and her beloved sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert Dickinson.

So please join Merry Gangemi and her guests on Thursday, December 10th from 4 to 6 pm (eastern) for a delightful celebration of Emily Dickinson’s 107th birthday.

Tune in at 91.1 fm (in Central Vermont) or stream the show live at WGDR Community Radio. Want to join the conversation? Call 802.454.7762 or send an email with your questions and comments to, or