Emily Williams

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Emily Williams is a Lecturer of English at Belmont Abbey College, where she has also served as the editor of Crossroads, the college's alumni magazine. She has written for the Charlotte Catholic News and Herald, Epicurean Charlotte, and Charlotte ViewPoint webzine.

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The legacy of eccentricity that nineteenth century poet Emily Dickinson left for the rest of us to unravel after her death in 1886 has proven highly marketable – or, that is, the stuff that academic sleuthy dreams are made of: unrequited love affairs that can only be guessed at after 160-some-odd years; cryptic letters to an unknown recipient found in…