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Emily Dickinson

Thursday, January 28 – 7:30pm
Emily Dickinson, Liberal Mystic
Walker Brents III muses
on an apostle of poetic splendor
Walker Talks
the last Thursday of each month

Two strands of thought coincide here. On the one hand, the spiritual teaching of Emily Dickinson, whose skillfulness in condensed diction mystifies even as it inspires and empowers us, granting us the richness of our most intimate intimations. And on the other, her assured assimilation of the introspective rigor of her puritan inheritance coupled with a shrewd and practiced awareness of democratic consciousness’s greatest gift: the freedom granted by an unknown higher power to respond fully to an inborn call to create.

Neither networker, nor self-promoter, nor even celebrity, she was right on the scene, just as we all actually are, laying it down upon the page for our own edification as heroic readers.

It is not that difficult to imagine her before us, in all her human glory, as an apostle of poetic splendor.

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