Why Emily? Why Poetry? Why Now?
Collected by Kore Press on Sept. 29, 2011 for Big Read Tucson, featuring the voices of beloved Tucson scholars and artists
"The best poetry -- Dickinson's is a prime example -- opens our eyes to the world in fresh ways, gives us words for emotions and perceptions that we all experience but can't always express, challenges convention, unsettles certainties, offers wisdom and consolation, shocks and surprises, and in its playfulness and riddling, is just plain fun..."
-- scholar Susan Aiken, University of Arizona English Department