Emily Dickinson, born 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, is a renowned and prolific poet whose works were published after her death. Dickinson was a great student, and attended Amherst Academy for 7 years and then went to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for 1 year. It is unclear as to why she left, some think it may have to do with her father.

Dickinson began her writing as a teenager, inspired by poets such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. After she left Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Dickinson led a very secluded life in which she did not talk to many people, and mostly stayed inside and wrote. She stayed in touch with some, but mostly in letters. Also, during this time period Dickinson kept up her studies outside of writing, and studied botany by herself and produced a very well-detailed herbarium.

In 1886, at the age of 55, Dickinson died of kidney disease. After her death, her sister, Lavinia Dickinson, discovered all of the hundreds of poems that Emily had been writing over the years. She published them in 1890, and a full compilation of the poems was finally published in 1955, called The Poems of Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson's writing style and voice greatly influenced the next generation of poetry and her works are still discussed to the present due to their profound impact and impeccable writing.

Contributions to the Tessera:

Emily Dickinson used her astounding writing abilities to help create many of the word puzzles in the Tessera. Her knowledge and use of the English language has been extremely helpful in the mission to stop S.