To tell one's name—the livelong June—

from Emily Dickinson – I'm Nobody! Who Are You? on Rap Genius


Emily preferred tanning to marketing, especially in the summertime..

On her deathbed, Emily asked her sister Lavinia to burn all her correspondence. leaving it unclear whether this included her poems

A feud ensued, with Lavinia insisting on publication while her brother’s mistress — the high-born Mabel Loomis Todd — tried to prevent the publication

When Todd finally relented in 1890, she participated in editing the poems (which contributed to the screwed up versions floating around)

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