EMILY DICKINSON HAD THE WORST TASTE IN MEN
by Katha Pollitt
Page 3I've often thought Thomas Hardy could have written that poem if Emily Dickinson hadn't written it.
And here's another one which is about another very popular nineteenth century subject which is about watching at a deathbed, except Emily Dickinson gives it an odd twist.
I think the way--that last line is so wonderful--regulate is not the word you expect there and it's really great.
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