Reclusive Reading

October 25, 2013

Emily Dickinson didn’t get out much, so why should we have to in order to read her work? Her open access manuscripts, letters, and envelope scribbles are now available online in the Emily Dickinson Archive. But now there’s controversy over who is the rightful owner of her manuscripts and who should shape the archives — Harvard or Amherst?

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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