Emily

Created by Brenna Geffers
Designed by Natalia de la Torre

Sponsored by Ed and Susan Hoffman

Extended by popular demand!

Series 1 Beginning October 12th - SOLD OUT!

Series 2 On Sale Now - Mailings Begin October 26th!

Due to the popularity of the Emily experience, we are happy to announce a second series, limited to 100 households ONLY, on sale now through October 21st or until sold out. 

ABOUT EMILY 
Emily Dickinson is famous for her solitary lifestyle.  The story of how she timidly hid away her poetry was fashioned by editors that did not want to acknowledge the radical thinker she truly was.  In this limited edition, at-home event Emily reaches out to you personally through the mail over the course of five weeks. Every few days, you receive a new correspondence from Emily inviting you into her life. Letters, custom art, highly personal objects, all come directly to your door, asking you to undo the erasure of her legacy.

Format:  5-week Mail Event
Location: Your mailbox, Anywhere in the U.S.

$50 per Household, or purchase a subscription to receive all 4 season events at a discount.

About Emily Dickinson

American lyric poet who lived in seclusion and commanded a singular brilliance of style and integrity of vision. With Walt Whitman, Dickinson is widely considered to be one of the two leading 19th-century American poets.

Only 10 of Emily Dickinson’s nearly 1,800 poems are known to have been published in her lifetime. Devoted to private pursuits, she sent hundreds of poems to friends and correspondents while apparently keeping the greater number to herself. She habitually worked in verse forms suggestive of hymns and ballads, with lines of three or four stresses. Her unusual off-rhymes have been seen as both experimental and influenced by the 18th-century hymnist Isaac Watts. She freely ignored the usual rules of versification and even of grammar, and in the intellectual content of her work she likewise proved exceptionally bold and original. Her verse is distinguished by its epigrammatic compression, haunting personal voice, enigmatic brilliance, and lack of high polish.

For more information, visit Britannica

Daguerreotype of the poet Emily Dickinson, taken circa 1848.

Photographer unknown.

Content Advisories

Not recommended for audiences under 16 years of age due to potential inclusions of adult language and content.

COVID Safety Information

For Our Audiences

Emily is an entirely mailed experience.  Therefore, you can safely enjoy this event from the comfort of your home.  However, we invite you to:

  • Lightly wipe down any packaging when it enters your home.

  • Wash your hands after opening and experiencing the mailings. ​

For Our Artists


Emily's artistic team is working remotely while creating the piece.  The event will require a small team to assemble the packages each week. 

 

These individuals will be working independently and remotely.

For more information and FAQ's, please visit our Covid Safety page.

 

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Office Location: 317 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

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