DALA: Digital American Literature Anthology
Edited by Michael O'Conner, Millikin University

Unit 10: Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman Resources

Resources for Lecture Building and Extended Study - Copyrighted Materials

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Authoritative Online Versions of Dickinson Poems

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass (Franklin 1096)
A Route of Evanescence (Franklin 1489)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Franklin 479)
"Faith" is a Fine Invention (Franklin 202)
I Felt a Funeral in my Brain (Franklin 340)
I Heard a Fly Buzz - When I Died (Franklin 591)
Much Madness is Divinest Sense (Franklin 620)
Success is Counted Sweetest (Franklin 212)
Wild nights - Wild Nights! (Franklin 269)

Dickinson Biography, American Passages

Dickinson Teaching Guide, Heath Anthology

Critical Perspectives on Three Dickinson Poems by Donna Campbell

Guidelines for Reading Dickinson's Poetry by Donna Campbell

Dickinson Electronic Archives

Emily Dickinson Museum Manuscripts

Dickinson at Poets.org

Dickinson Criticism at Modern American Poetry

Publication History of the Works of Emily Dickinson

Commentary on Dickinson Poetry by David Preest

Wikipedia List/Archive of Dickinson Poems


Voices and Visions, Emily Dickinson

American Passages, Unit 6: Gothic Undercurrents

Electronic Resources in the Public Domain in the USA

Poorly edited versions of Dickinson's poems that are in the public domain are linked below, by Todd and Higginson, and by Martha Dickinson Biachi.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, The Three Series edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson, 1890s and 1901

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Martha Dickinson Biachi, 1924, includes The Single Hound from 1914

More authoritative versions of her poetry are under copyright and owned by Harvard University Press.

 Unit 10: Walt Whitman Resources

Whitman Biography, American Passages

Whitman Teaching Guide, Heath Anthology

The Walt Whitman Archive

all U.S. Editions of Leaves of Grass (from Whitman Archives - distributed with a Creative Commons license)

Whitman at Poets.org

Whitman Criticism at Modern American Poetry

1855 Leaves of Grass, at Virginia


American Passages, Unit 5: Masculine Heroes

Voices and Visions, Walt Whitman

Electronic Resources in the Public Domain in the USA

Project Gutenberg: Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1891-92 edition)

Project Gutenberg: Poems by Walt Whitman, edited by William Michael Rossetti (1886 edition)







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