Author Presentation
Author Presentation - Martha Ackmann
Online presentation

Thursday, Mar. 4, 6:30 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library invites you to a digital author presentation with Martha Ackmann on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Martha will be discussing her book "These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson." This presentation will be presented via Zoom. 

Dr. Ackmann will be discussing her book "These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson." This presentation will be presented via Zoom. 
Topic: Presentation
Time: Mar 4, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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These Fevered Days Reviews
“Radiant prose, palpable descriptions, and deep empathy for the poet's sensibility make this biography extraordinary.”
—Kirkus Review

“Using an ingenious device to capture the whole of Emily Dickinson’s life by presenting it in ten distinct tableaux, Martha Ackmann illuminates the poet from her first word as a toddler, ‘music,’ to her final written ones, ‘called back.’ In These Fevered Days, the author describes a gift from Dickinson to a friend as ‘exquisite, tender, and intimate,’ words that aptly describe Ackmann’s latest triumph.”
—Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of To the New Owners

“Martha Ackmann’s These Fevered Days is a contemplative, sometimes lyrical effort to unlock several of the most important moments of Emily Dickinson’s mysterious life. The book brings readers deeply into Emily’s world: the sights she sees from the window of her room, the people with whom she corresponds, the sounds of daily life on the streets of nineteenth-century Amherst. Weaving together numerous sources…Ackmann’s narrative provides thoughtful insights into both the poet and her craft.”
—Julie Dobrow, author of After Emily

“For those intrigued by Emily Dickinson’s elusive interior life, gifted storyteller Martha Ackmann deciphers with fresh and compelling insights ten transformational moments in the development of the poet’s mind. These Fevered Days invites us into the experiences that led Dickinson to assert her ambitions as an artist and decisions as a poet with a vivid immediacy rare among biographical works.”
—Jane Wald, executive director, Emily Dickinson Museum

The author is the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She holds a B.A. from Lindenwood College, an M.A. from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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