American lyric poet died on 15 May 1886. She lived in seclusion and commanded a singular brilliance of style and integrity of vision. With Walt Whitman, she is widely considered to be one of the two leading 19th-century American poets. Only 10 of Emily Dickinson’s nearly 1,800 poems are known to have been published in her lifetime. Devoted to private pursuits, she sent hundreds of poems to friends and correspondents while apparently keeping the greater number to herself. Continue reading here.