On Thursday, May 18, Emily Dickinson: My Letter to the World, a documentary about the life and work of one of America’s most revered and beloved poets, premieres at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Directed by Sol Papadopoulos and produced by Hurricane Films, the same company behind the Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, Emily Dickinson: My Letter to the World features renowned scholars and poems by Dickinson herself as read by Cynthia Nixon, who depicted the poet in A Quiet Passion.
The premiere screening will be followed by a discussion with Papadopoulos, and the event will be presented in tandem with the Morgan’s current exhibit I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson. The exhibit, which includes Dickinson’s manuscripts and letters and corresponding audio and visual material, is on display at the Morgan through May 28.
Emily Dickinson: My Letter to the World premieres on Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and $10 for Morgan, Poetry Society of America, and Academy of American Poets members. Watch the trailer for the documentary below.