Emily Dickinson had a long-standing interest in politics, so after her father Edward was elected to the House of Representatives in 1853, she visited him in Washington, DC, in 1855. While there, she rode a boat down the Potomac to visit Mount Vernon, and of course, she visited the Capitol to see where her father worked.
We are excited to announce that Dickinson will once again visit Washington this April as part of National Poetry Month.
In early April, Board Members of the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum will join Chicago poet Mary Steinberg to celebrate poetry with members of Congress. We will present selected members with poems by Emmett Lee Dickinson and complimentary copies of When They Go Low, We Go Haiku.
As National Poetry Month nears, we’ll provide more information about our historic trip – bringing Dickinson back to Washington.
By Emily Dickinson:
That Love is all there is,
Is all we know of Love;
It is enough, the freight should be
Proportioned to the groove.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
That Hate is all they have,
And all they have is Hate;
It's not okay, that hate should be
Just how they make us great.