Publication Date: July 1990
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Over 100 best-known, best-loved poems by one of America's foremost poets, reprinted from authoritative early editions. "The Snake," "Hope," "The Chariot," many more, display unflinching honesty, psychological penetration, and technical adventurousness that have delighted and impressed generations of poetry lovers. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "A Bird Came Down to Walk," "The Railway Train," and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death.
About the AuthorArguably America s greatest poet, Emily Dickinson (1830 1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime.
Peter Dickinson, the author of many books for adults and young readers, has won numerous awards. His books for Delacorte include" Eva," "A Bone from a Dry Sea," and "AK" (all ALA Notable or Best Books); "The Lion Tamer's Daughter;" and "Chuck and Danielle" (a Junior Literary Guild selection).