Amherst Poetry Festival/ Emily Dickinson Marathon this Weekend

edmarathonA one-day reading of all 1,789 of Emily Dickinson’s poems, and a celebration of another of Amherst’s great poets, James Tate. The inaugural Emily Dickinson Poetry Slam. An open mic, dozens of poets, two days of workshops, Doughnuts and Death, and, just for good measure, a Poemkémon scavenger hunt.

The Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon and the fourth annual Amherst Poetry Festival return September 15-17. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst Business Improvement District, Jones Library, and The Common, the festival is a celebration of the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson, the exceptional poetry community of western Massachusetts, and poets from around the world who will gather to share their work in the very place where Dickinson penned her immortal words. Click here to see the full festival schedule.

The theme of this year’s festival is “place,” and it’s one participants have interpreted in as many ways as a poet’s imagination can run.

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