WE AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!
by Toi Derricotte
Page 1I hope I can convey the spirit I feel. I hope I can convey the spirit I feel of cordiality about what we're sharing. This couldn't have happened twenty years ago. Ruth Stone said that we're on the threshold of an enormous explosion of women writers--"Get out of the way everyone!" So as wonderful as this gathering of women poets offering tributes to Emily Dickinson is, we ain't seen nothing yet!
I'd like to share some of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems. I'm not an Emily Dickinson scholar, but I have loved her for many, many years, for many reasons. One of the reasons is because of her great courage to look at things--the most terrifying, the most beautiful--without flinching:
It was not Death, for I stood up,
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