Nearly 1,800 poems--only 10 published in her lifetime--occupied Dickinson during her long, reclusive life; she sent them to friends and family, changing words as she did so. These changes are noted in this edition, which brings us into her workshop; indeed, I know of no better way to get to know this astounding poetry.--Tom D'Evelyn "Providence Journal-Bulletin "
Emily Dickinson lived and died without fame: she saw only a few poems published. Her legacy was later rescued from her desk drawer - an astonishing body of work revealing her acute, sensitive nature reaching out boldly from self-referral to a wider, imagined world. After many years of preparation by Ralph Franklin, this edition of Emily Dickinson's poems is divided into three volumes and contains 1789 poems, arranged chronologically. The text of each manuscript is rendered individually, including, within the capacity of standard type, Dickinson's spelling, capitalization and punctuation.