This weekend, enjoy a spring stroll on the Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk. On Saturday, May 15, the Emily Dickinson Museum (left) in Amherst, Massachusetts, is hosting the annual event, along with an open house, to commemorate the anniversary of the poet’s death (May 15, 1886). Readings of Dickinson’s works will take place at six historic sites in Amherst. The walk begins at 1 p.m. in the museum’s Homestead garden and ends at Dickinson’s grave in West Cemetery.
The walk can be joined at any point. And for those who would like to show off their oratory skills, participants are invited to read the featured poems. Assignments will be distribtued on a first-come, first-served basis at the Homestead beginning at 12:45 p.m. The walk is free of charge, and so is admission to the museum’s Open House from 3 to 4 p.m.
The poet is also the focus of an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City. “Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers” includes a re-creation of her mid-19th century flower garden with tulips, lilacs, lilies, jasmine, and other blooms, along with selections of her nature-themed poetry and a replica of The Homestead, the Dickinson family abode. The exhibit is on view through June 13.