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The Examined Life

Blossoms on the brain

By Joshua Glenn
Globe Staff / April 4, 2004

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THE FIRST EDITION of Emily Dickinson's "Poems," published posthumously in 1890, was adorned with a painting of an Indian pipe, a flower known for growing in hidden places. This was a reference to the Amherst-based author's reputation as both an avid gardener and a virtual recluse, a shrinking violet. No longer regarded primarily as a botanical poet, today Dickinson's verse ... (Full Article: 315 Words)

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