Tonight I am in love: Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute Reading with Dorianne Laux

Poet Dorianne Laux will travel virtually to The Homestead in Amherst, the home of Emily Dickinson, to celebrate Dickinson’s birthday. After a virtual tour of Emily’s bedroom at The Homestead, Laux will read from Dickinson’s poetry as well as her own.

With language that is at times sensually earthy then heavenly lyrical, Dorianne Laux’s poems share their wisdom and beauty like a slowly opening rose. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including Only as the Day is Long, a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. She teaches poetry at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program. Laux is a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and a recipient of the Paterson Prize.

Please note that this event will be presented via a virtual platform in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Access links will be included in a performance reminder email closer to the event.