PD sourcing for variant versions of Emily Dickinson poems

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Post by JoannaHoyt » August 1st, 2021, 1:38 pm

I was thinking of recording Dickinson's poem "This world is not Conclusion" for the Short Poetry Collection. In the 1955 publication I'm used to this poem is 20 lines long and ends with "Narcotics cannot still the Tooth/That nibbles at the soul..." But on Bartleby, and on the clearly pre-1926 archive.org sources I've found, only the first twelve lines are included, giving the poem a very different feel. The full text is given online at the Poetry Foundation with a long sequence of copyright dates running from 1914 into the 1990s, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47653/this-world-is-not-conclusion-373 It's also given at The Writer's Almanac and says at the bottom "Public domain." https://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php%3Fdate=2012%252F12%252F10.html But I'm not sure if either of those are acceptable sources from which to read. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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