“Higginson famously compared Dickinson’s hand to ‘fossil bird-tracks’”

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“’I had told you I did not print,’ Dickinson once wrote to Higginson, suggesting that it wasn’t shyness or modesty that kept her from publishing; it was a fierce constancy to her vision of the page.”

– Dan Chiasson- Emily Dickinson’s Singular Scrap Poetry  New Yorker – December 5, 2016

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