For the most part, this program is a poetry reading from the best comic verse of the last century or so. It seeks to restore light verse to the poetic canon which, in the lecturer’s opinion, is unfairly dominated by the seriously unfunny.
Emily Dickinson is the legendary reclusive poet from Amherst, Massachusetts. Although virtually unknown during her lifetime, Dickinson is now considered one of the greatest poets who ever lived. Her path to publication and her wit will surprise. Prepare to be entertained by her views on everything from cats to religion.