Creating a Nation of Readers...
Daniel A. Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia, in cooperation with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System and the National Endowment for the Arts, is pleased to announce that The Poetry of Emily Dickinson has been selected for this year's Big Read.
Emily Dickinson is not only one of the supreme lyric poets of American literature. She has also come to symbolize the purest kind of artistic vocation. Not merely unrecognized but virtually unpublished in her own lifetime, she developed her genius in the utmost privacy, invisible to all except a small circle of family and friends. Driven only by her own imagination, she created a body of work unsurpassed in its expressive originality, penetrating insight, and dark beauty.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.