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The third Buffalo Community EMILY DICKINSON MARATHON READING

On Saturday April 22nd, as part of National Poetry Month, there will be a Buffalo Community Marathon Reading of all 1789 of Emily Dickinson’s poems, beginning with the poem she inscribed into the first of her forty fascicle booklets and concluding with late poems she mailed to family and friends without retaining copies for herself. The penultimate poem reads:

That Love is all there is

Is all we know of Love,

It is enough, the freight should be

Proportioned to the groove.

Co-sponsored by the University at Buffalo SUNY Department of English and the Just Buffalo Literary Center , this event once again provided a wonderful opportunity for poetry enthusiasts from around the area to interact with each other and celebrate an American treasure, Emily Dickinson.

Throughout the day, readers can come and go. We anticipate a wide spectrum of members of the community to participate, from all walks of life, including students, high school teachers, ministers, actors, prize-winning poets, and leaders of the Buffalo business, education, and arts communities. 

At 1:00 to 1:30 there with will Dickinson in Song and Comedy Improvs

Please click on the link below to see photos from the first two Community Marathon Readings of Dickinson’s poetry and to hear community members singing a few Dickinson poems set to musical accompaniment, in 2013. After April 22, you can revisit the site to see photos from this year’s Community Reading and comment on the event.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

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