Your Art is Your Letter to the World

Photo by the author, October 2021

Sometime in the years leading up to the Civil War, dearly beloved Massachusetts weirdo Emily Dickinson wrote a poem that would be taught in endless American public high school English classrooms of the future.

This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to Me —
The simple News that Nature told —
With tender Majesty



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Sara Benincasa

Sara Benincasa


Author, REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS & other books. Writer of scripts. Host of WELL, THIS ISN’T NORMAL podcast.