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Life in Lines: Poet Leanne Moden on Emily Dickinson's "Hope" Is A Thing With Feathers.

Jenny Swann
Mon 30 Sep, 2019

As National Poetry Day is on the horizon, the second series of Life In Lines (in association with One Plum Poem) where Nottingham literary figures discuss their favourite poem in short podcasts, will be running right up to the day with some great guests and some life-changing poetry. Today, poet Leanne Moden talks Emily Dickinson.

Leanne Moden is a poet, performer and promoter from Nottingham. She has performed her work across the UK and around Europe, and runs poetry events in Nottingham and East Anglia. In 2019 Leanne has been working on and performing (at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and elsewhere) her first full-length spoken word show, Skip Skip Skip, supported by Arts Council England. She is also working on her first collection, which will be published in 2020. You can find more of her work here: www.leannemoden.com

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) was an American poet whose prolific output was only discovered after her death; during her lifetime, she published fewer than a dozen poems, and these had been edited to conform to contemporary poetry ‘norms’. Her work was unique and unconventional and many of her poems (and indeed her correspondence) were concerned with themes around death and immortality. She was famously reclusive.


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