A Route of Evanescence
by Emily Dickinson
A Route of Evanescence Resources
This short New York Times article discusses the one place Dickinson went, even in her reclusive days. So there, everybody.
This is super-sweet: a searchable database of all the strange words Dickinson used in her poems.
Test your Dickinson knowledge (and indulge your inner teacher's pet) with this fun quiz.
Check out slow-motion footage of a hummingbird. Awesome stuff.
One scientist in this PBS documentary calls hummingbirds among "the most elite athletes of the animal world."
Actress and Dickinson fan Julie Harris reads from Dickinson's letters and poems.
Check one out in all its be-jeweled glory.
Stop and smell the poems. Here's a slide-show from a recent exhibit on Dickinson's flower poems at the New York Botanical Garden.
In this letter we see the original draft of "A Route of Evanescence." This is basically how we know the poem is about a hummingbird!
Here's her written version of "I Heard a Fly Buzz."
Check out contemporary poet Susan Howe's book on what Dickinson means to her.
Get all of her poems right here.
Movies & TV
This is filmmaker Jim Wolpow's strange documentary on the poetess.