American Poet Emily Dickinson’s exquisite poetry spans a broad range of subjects, but perhaps none is so charming as those that she wrote concerning birds. This pocket-sized poetry companion contains 18 beautiful poems alongside Ernest Seton Thompson’s delightful colour illustrations dedicated to our feathered friends that will appeal to lovers of poetry and birds alike. The perfect gift for birdwatchers, twitchers and nature lovers who like to roam and read. Contents include: “Birds and Poets, an Excerpt by John Burroughs”, “The Oriole”, “High from the Earth I heard a bird”, “The Bluebird”, “In the Garden”, “The Blue Jay”, “Hope”, “The Humming-Bird”, “Who?”, “The Robin”, “The Oriole’s Secret”, “The Woodpecker”, “If I Shouldn’t be Alive”, “How Dare the Robins Sing”, “At Half-Past Three a Single Bird”, “A Train Went Through a Burial Gate”, “Loyalty”, “Not with a Club the Heart is Broken”, “March”, etc. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830–1886) was an American poet commonly hailed as being among the most important figures in American poetry. Not much is known about her personal life, but evidence suggests that this is because she spent most of her time isolated from other people. Those who lived around her claimed that she took to wearing only white apparel and rarely left her bedroom in her later years. Despite being a prolific writer producing a corpus of over 1,800 poems, only 10 were published during her lifetime. Her poetry was considered unusual for her time, incorporating a variety of odd features and breaking many of the conventional rules. Ragged Hand is proud to be publishing this brand new collection of classic poetry now complete with illustrations by Ernest Seton Thompson and an excerpt by John Burroughs.