Lucie Brock-Broido is the director of poetry in the Writing Division in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Her books of poetry include Trouble in Mind, A Hunger, and The Master Letters, inspired by three mysterious, unsent letters written by Emily Dickinson and found after her death.
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Please consult this article to learn more about the Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute.
What I want is to sleep away an epoch,
wake up as a girl with another kind of heart.
From A Hunger by Lucie Brock-Broido. Copyright 1988 by Lucie Brock-Broido. (Knopf). Reprinted with the permission of the author.