Emily Dickinson was a poet who chose to retire to her room rather than compromise her muse. She wrote sophisticated poetry, misunderstood in her lifetime, that today, at the end of the twentieth century, still sings with a fresh voice. After her death, her family found packets of poems, neatly sorted and tied with delicate thread.

This box, constructed from binders board, contains evocative objects collected and created over a period of two years...objects that express the myths about Emily Dickinson. While she may still go down in history as the "crazy woman in white" who wrote poetry, we who learn of her life will know that she chose with intent and personal power to live as she did.