In honor of Emily Dickinson’s 190th birthday, the Emily Dickinson Museum collected stories from around the world documenting the many Emily Dickinsons who exist in the hearts of contemporary readers for My Emily Dickinson: A Story Collecting Project, 2020. This is Robert McDowell’s heartfelt story.
Robert shares three poems about the difficulty of facing truths. These poems were told for BackStory, a bimonthly evening of true stories, poetry, and flights of fancy produced by the Victory Theatre Center in Los Angeles. The theme is always the title of a classic play or movie. This show’s theme was An Inconvenient Truth.