My Letter to the World and Other Poems

My Letter to the World and Other Poems

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My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson is brilliantly illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. The artist's interpretation displays a rich understanding of Dickinson's poetry, which is known for its economy, unexpected imagery and hauntingly personal point of view. Arsenault has created a subtle meditation on Dickinson's life and its intersection with her verse. In the dream-like illustrations, the poet - sometimes serene, often sad and always enigmatic - is an omnipresent figure in her ghostly white dress. Dickinson's "letters," the words she left to the world, have found their ideal visual complement.
Publisher: Toronto : KCP Poetry, [2008?].
ISBN: 9781554531035
Branch Call Number: 811.4 D553m
Characteristics: [48] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Arsenault, Isabelle 1978-


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Apr 13, 2019

With a big book of poems, or a large collection aiming at thoroughness there is a risk that the number of poems on a page interfere with one another, and the desire to read the collection encourages a hurried (rather than an open-mindedly meditative) reading. This little book outflanks these dangers and allows for near effortless perception and appreciation.

Apr 03, 2018

So beautifully realized by Isabelle Arsenault's delicate and haunting drawings. If I had a complaint, it would be that the book is so brief - but this is perhaps the way of something so lovely, and the poems she has chosen are as powerful as the drawings that illustrate them.

If you're a fan of Arsenault's work, she's illustrated many children's books that are easy for adults to enjoy as well.

Feb 11, 2009

I've found the 'Visions in Poetry' series to be hit and miss. But this small collection of Emily's works is a visceral HIT.

The Illustrations are beautifully gentle, elegant and fragile which invoke my feelings of the Author. Lovingly applied water colours and pencil crayons. After picking up this volume I went out and read more of Emily's Poems. What higher praise can there be for an illustrator or a book series.

Once again, I think the illustrations are beautiful.


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Sep 01, 2009

How dreary -- to be -- Somebody! How public -- like a Frog -- To tell one's name -- the livelong June -- To an admiring Bog!”

Feb 13, 2009

This is my letter to the World that never wrote to Me--

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