“Thomas Wentworth Higginson wrote that Emily Dickinson came to him with two day lilies which she put in a sort of childlike way into his hand and said, “These are my introduction” and “Forgive me if I am frightened.” This is how I feel every time I share a poem. They are my introduction. I need to give these to you—it is a compulsion—but at the same time, I am frightened to give them to you.”
– Emily Bobo
Dr. Emily Bobo is the author of Fugue (Lost Horse Press, 2009) and editor of Bobo Books. She teaches writing to single moms, ex-cons, and military vets at Ivy Tech Community College, where she is a professor of English and department chair of Fine Arts & Humanities.
Dr. Bobo reads “Things You Should Know About Me,” “Furrowed,” and “The Lies We Need.”