In fall 2015, the Academy of American Poets teamed up with the New York Public Library to present a free conversation series exploring how different art forms engage with poetry. These conversations paired some of today’s most celebrated poets with accomplished artists, dancers, chefs, and actors. On December 11, following the 185th birthday of the Belle of Amherst, former Chancellor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds met with Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon to discuss the allure and enigma of Emily Dickinson, as well as their approaches to their individual arts and engagement with others. Click play, to listen to their conversation.