Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a revered American poet (1830-1886). Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, she was a member of a prominent family with strong ties to its community. She had a unique ability to distill meaning from the ordinary things in life. Dickinson lived much of her life alone. And later in life developed the habit of […]

Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, Renaissance poet and a short story writer. Moby Dick was his masterpiece. The duel between the a great white whale and Captain Ahab of the Pequod has been required reading for millions of school kids. Herman Melville was a seaman in his youth. He later turned to writing […]