AIA member Margaret Carsley has come across an item of note for our members. (Many thanks, Margaret!)
Aífe Murray has written a book about the influence of Margaret Maher (and the other domestic servants in the Emily Dickinson household) on Emily's life and poetry. The book, entitled “Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson’s Life and Language,” is available from the University of Massachusetts Press. You can order the book by following this link. It is also available at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst.
The author will be featured on the Irish radio program “Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan, ” on Newstalk radio, Dublin. That talk, entitled “Emily Dickinson: A Life,” will be aired Sunday April 7 from 7-9 p.m. Dublin time (which puts it at 3-5 p.m. here in America). The radio station is at 106-108 FM and can also be heard at this address: https://www.newstalk.com/shows/talking-history-234948
Also of interest to folks could be a Facebook post on McCarthy’s Pub’s page (Fethard, Tipperary) about the connection of Maggie Maher, Emily Dickinson and Slievenamon Mountain, where the Maher and Kelly families lived. Follow this link to read that post.
Thanks again, Margaret, for sharing this with AIA members! Go raibh maith agat!
(2 corrections made on this post on 3-17-19 - Tim)
Posted: to Amherst Irish Association News on Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: Sun, Mar 17, 2019