[SOLO] The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, 1924 - tg

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Post by msfry » April 28th, 2020, 5:56 pm

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).
Summary coming later ( Michele Fry, Soloist)

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Last edited by msfry on May 7th, 2020, 4:10 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Post by cadastra » April 28th, 2020, 6:38 pm

I've been waiting for someone to pick up this project in Book Suggestions! May I DPL?

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Post by msfry » April 28th, 2020, 9:01 pm

cadastra wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 6:38 pm
I've been waiting for someone to pick up this project in Book Suggestions! May I DPL?
Hello, Cadastra. I would welcome you as DPL.
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Post by msfry » April 29th, 2020, 8:36 am

So, Cadastra, if that be your real name, while waiting for a MW, I've been fiddling with the arrangements. It occurs to me that I personally have trouble listening to a long string of poems, one after another. I get tired of concentrating, trying to appreciate and squeeze the juice out of every single line. I quit listening acutely. It's like too much of any good thing. To avoid that, I could present a "daily devotional" type of project. There are 433 poems altogether, and if I presented, say, roughly 15 poems in each section, that would be somewhere like 30 days worth. The summary could recommend listening to one section a day for 30 days. The by-line could be something like "Emily in small doses.", or "30 days of Emily Dickinson".

What do you think?
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Post by msfry » April 29th, 2020, 11:04 am

Furthermore, I'm learning that this is NOT the complete poems of Emily Dickinson! She wrote over 1700 poems. These are just the poems retained by one faction of her family that was wrangling over possession of her poems and papers. It doesn't change my interest in this project, but my Summary needs to say something to explain the "Complete Poems" claim in this title.

from Wikipedia:
"After Dickinson's death, Lavinia Dickinson kept her promise and burned most of the poet's correspondence. Significantly though, Dickinson had left no instructions about the 40 notebooks and loose sheets gathered in a locked chest. Lavinia recognized the poems' worth and became obsessed with seeing them published. She turned first to her brother's wife and then to Mabel Loomis Todd, her brother's mistress, for assistance. A feud ensued, with the manuscripts divided between the Todd and Dickinson houses, preventing complete publication of Dickinson's poetry for more than half a century. Martha Dickinson Bianchi, the daughter of Susan and Austin Dickinson, published collections of her aunt's poetry based on the manuscripts held by her family (this 1924 volume), whereas Mabel Loomis Todd's daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, published collections based on the manuscripts held by her mother."
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Post by cadastra » April 29th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Michele,
Interesting that this book is not the full collection of her poems. I agree with you that reading poetry can be more demanding than reading other forms of literature. It is difficult to maintain one's focus and appreciate each poem properly when listening to a long string of poems. For this reason, I think a "daily devotional" comprised of 15 or so poems is a wonderful idea.

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Post by TriciaG » April 30th, 2020, 6:10 am

I'll MC this, but please first make any changes to the first post (number of sections, etc. - things I need to set up the project) before I set it up. That way you don't have to manually add sections later. :)
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Post by msfry » April 30th, 2020, 7:31 am

TriciaG wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 6:10 am
I'll MC this, but please first make any changes to the first post (number of sections, etc. - things I need to set up the project) before I set it up. That way you don't have to manually add sections later. :)
Thanks, Tricia. Let's stick with 18 sections for now. I'll try recording about 25 poems per section and if it seems better to do fewer, I can add more sections as I go along. If I decide on less, you can remove them at the end, right?
Will you preclaim the cover for me?
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Post by TriciaG » April 30th, 2020, 7:54 am

Project is set up; cover is preclaimed. Yes, I can delete sections at the end if needed.

If it were my project, I'd probably shorten the file name to completepoems_##_dickinson_128kb, but that's your choice. :)

Interesting that it's really NOT the complete poems. :evil: But at least it's a decent chunk of them!
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Post by msfry » April 30th, 2020, 11:01 am

TriciaG wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 7:54 am
Project is set up; cover is preclaimed. Yes, I can delete sections at the end if needed.

If it were my project, I'd probably shorten the file name to completepoems_##_dickinson_128kb, but that's your choice. :)

Interesting that it's really NOT the complete poems. :evil: But at least it's a decent chunk of them!
OK, file name shortened, MW filled in tentatively, and I can alter it as I go along if need be. I read the first batch. Editing now. It will tell me what I need to know.

Thanks for the articles, Kevin. They were very interesting, and complicated, and will help sort out and explain how incomplete this "COMPLETE" collection is. 433 is only about 1/4 of ED's nearly 1800 poems. :roll:
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Post by TriciaG » April 30th, 2020, 11:14 am

Moved to Going Solo. :)
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Post by msfry » May 3rd, 2020, 12:15 pm

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Post by msfry » May 3rd, 2020, 9:18 pm

I have uploaded 1 and 2, still fiddling with tempo, and with how many poems to include in each section (I'm still developing the MW). Feedback appreciated, for I fear I will be biased as to length of sections. These poems take a bit of concentration to grasp and record, and I'd like each one to be grasped as fully as I can muster it. Breakdown could be 30 poems per section, 25, or 20. I don't think I could go as low as 15. Tempo could be upped or downed.

Cadastra and Tricia, if you wish to participate at the artistic level, please let me have your thoughts. I am not a great appreciator of Emily Dickinson's poetry, but I understand a poet's desire to capture a thought and the difficulty of doing so, and I want to do her justice if I can, and perhaps improve my own poetry thereby.
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Post by TriciaG » May 4th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Honestly, I'm not a good judge of poetry or the rendering thereof. :? Perhaps you could ask for help/advice over in Need Help?
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