LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of:
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
This was the weekly poetry project for May 12th to May 19th, 2013.
Despite Dickinson’s prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly eighteen hundred poems, Dickinson’s first volume was published four years after her death. Until the 1955 publication of Dickinson’s Complete Poems by Thomas H. Johnson, her poems were considerably edited and altered from their manuscript versions. Since 1890 Dickinson has remained continuously in print. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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