, a creative poet of the 19th century, was known only by a small circle during her lifetime. It wasn't until after her death that most of her poems were published. Her life and work still fascinate readers and are studied widely. Selected collections of her poems are listed here alphabetically by title.
by Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson (editor). Johnson's "un-editing" process sought to reclaim the authentic voice of Dickinson's work, though it is not without its critics. 1978. Hardcover and paperback.
by Emily Dickinson. A reliable and economical standard collection of Dickinson poems. Paperback.
by Emily Dickinson, Thomas Johnson (editor). A definitive collection of Dickinson letters, shedding light on her life and poetry. Hardcover.
by Emily Dickinson, Joyce Carol Oates (editor). Oates, in her own right an accomplished author, selects Dickinson poems in this volume. Hardcover or paperback.
by Emily Dickinson, Ellen Louise Hart (editor), Martha N. Smith (editor). Was the passionate relationship between Emily and her friend and sister-in-law, Susan, an especially close friendship, or something more intimate? This book lets the letters speak for themselves. The author/editor includes excellent introductory material, too. Hardcover or paperback.
by Emily Dickinson, R. W. Franklin (editor). For the real Dickinson afficionado. Excellent quality edition. 3 volumes with slipcover. Hardcover.
Emily Dickinson, William Shurr (editor). An attempt to capture many more Dickinson poems from fragments within her letters and prose. A few gems. Hardcover and paperback.