Emily Dickinson was a Single woman and poet whose prolific writings gained her recognition as one of America’s most important literary figures. Although her writings didn’t gain notoriety until after her death, her unique delivery of poetry transformed the literary world.

Dickinson came from a prominent family in Amherst, Massachusetts. They were not wealthy but were dedicated to education, even building an academy that eventually became Amherst College. Her grandfather was one of the founders of the college.

As a child Dickinson was quiet and well behaved. Her father stressed education to his three children, possibly contributing to her profound mastery of literature. She attended Amherst and Yale, sharpening her skill as a writer and poet.

Dickinson never married or had children, but her contributions have had lasting effects on American literature and the world.

“Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.” – Emily Dickinson