Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!


Today is the birthday of the famous recluse who once wrote:

Birthday of but a single pang
That there are less to come —
Afflictive is the Adjective
But affluent the doom —

Interpret as you will and join those paying tribute to the Belle of Amherst today, like the LA Times and Rookie Mag.

Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →