The Lockdown Chronicles 5: Emily

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For Emily, home is a holy thing.
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Evidence suggests that Dickinson lived much of her life in isolation. [Wikipedia entry]

Text adapted from: poems and letters by Emily Dickinson (see references below).

Source images: Panels 1 and 4: daguerreotype portrait of Emily Dickinson, in a leather case, circa 1846-1847. Public Domain, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections. Panels 2 and 3: Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst.


Selected References

The Emily Dickinson Collection, Digital Collection, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections, available from

Koukoutsis, Helen (2017) At home with Emily Dickinson, The Conversation, June 18, 2017. Retrieved from [Accessed 14 April 2020]

Emily Dickinson correspondence via Dickinson Electronic Archives, particularly Dickinson to Higginson, 25 April 1862, retrieved from [Accessed 14 April 2020]

Emily Dickinson Museum, 360° virtual tour of Emily Dickinson’s second-floor bedroom [Accessed 14 April 2020]

Emily Dickinson Museum, “Emily Dickinson and Health”, retrieved from [Accessed 14 April 2020]

Emily Dickinson, I’m Nobody! Who are you? (260),, retrieved from [Accessed 14 April 2020]

The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at