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Celebrating National Poetry Month with Dickinson Marathon

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Celebrating National Poetry Month with Dickinson Marathon

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Dickinson Marathon

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Dickinson Marathon

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April is officially designated National Poetry Month in the United States. NPR's Melissa Block marks the event with some excerpts from a marathon reading of all of Emily Dickinson's poems, taking place in Amherst, Mass. The marathon is a daunting task: Emily Dickinson wrote more than 1,700 poems in her lifetime.