RMSYL 57: I Dwell In Possibilty by Emily Dickinson (read by Laura Barber)

LB3“Although this is specifically a poem that speaks about poetry and the powers of poetry, it also speaks to me about the powers of the imagination. And that’s something I prize in life enormously. What books bring to me is the possibility of not only imagining fictional worlds, but the possibility of imagining what it might be like for someone else, the possibility of empathy.” 

 

Laura Barber is the editor of four popular poetry anthologies – including the hugely successful Penguin’s Poems for Life – and former ‘Poetry Doctor’ at The School of Life. She is also Editorial Director at Granta Books where her interests range from literary fiction to memoir, reportage, travel, narrative history and nature writing,

LINKS: 

Read the poem online: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/182904
Laura’s Poetry Anthologies: http://amzn.to/1qlYlTX
Music used in the podcast: I dwell in possibility 
 
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