For those of you participating in (or following the discussion on) the Big Other book club, we’re going to be reading and discussing Helen Vendler’s Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries in November. So we thought you might be interested in a little sneak-peek, if you will: a really terrific podcast by Thoughtcast, featuring host Jenny Attiyeh’s recent conversation with Vendler about Dickinson.
Thoughtcast Features Helen Vendler on Emily Dickinson
September 20, 2011 by Amber Sparks
In it, Vendler talks about her longtime relationship with Dickinson’s work, and gives a close reading of “I Cannot Live Without You.” I wasn’t familiar with Thoughtcast before now; it’s a great site featuring a bunch of interviews with fascinating artists and intellectuals. Good stuff. I plan to add some podcasts to my bus ride rotation.
Enjoy! And meet you back here in November for pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and Emily Dickinson.