Trite as it may be I certainly often feel the same. Occasionally I scroll though the Emily Dickinson tag on a hunt for things to reblog and I find myself actually amazed at how many posts are “Hope is the thing with feathers.” My volume of her collected poems is thicker than each of the text books that I used during the last semester I was at university, and yet there are people who see “Because I could not stop for death” and “Hope” as her entire body of work. (If I said that “Hope” was not the thing which sparked my interest in Dickinson to begin with then I would be a liar, so I definitely don’t blame the great amount of people who are attached to it one bit.) I’ve begun to worry that I have become the equivalent of a “music snob” regarding her… I’m a bit ashamed of it sometimes, ha.
Part of the reason I created this blog, I suppose, was in hopes of spreading the word that Emily Dickinson was a wonderful mind and deserves so much more credit than she is usually given.